By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Of course this group is based in San Francisco – where else?
If this were 1915 rather than 2015, the positions taken by the Pacific Educational Group (PEG) would be properly attributed to the Klu Klux Klan. Even today if any “unapproved of” group said these things the media would ride in with their keyboards blazing to destroy anyone who even whispered what this liberal think tank is saying out loud.
PEG uses what it calls Courageous Conversations to say the things it does; but it’s still idiotic. PEG tells teachers that Blacks are, “…less likely to respond to fundamental ideas like working hard to achieve success, or being on time for school or work…”
PEG is infecting the thinking of government school, K- 12 teachers with the idea that teaching Black youngsters to be responsible and prepared to join our workforce is essentially a waste of time. This means that PEG is supporting the idea that our government schools are really operating to provide cushy “no responsibility” jobs for unionized Democrat voting teachers.
Various government school systems around the country have paid PEG millions of dollars to be given a free pass – absolution as it were – from the responsibility for seeing that Black kids learn anything useful in their classrooms.
Not at all surprising is that in recent years the Baltimore County Public School System paid PEG $427,000 to be told that they can’t teach Blacks how to fit into the greater society.
A review of the lavish manner in which Baltimore schools are funded begs the question, “And why not?” With a student population that is 83% Black and an institutional position endorsing the notion that teaching for a future in the greater (read White) society is not possible, the job of a Baltimore teacher has been reduced by the bigotry of low expectations to marching in place until retirement.
On average just 16 students fill a Baltimore classroom. The ratio of staff to pupils is just 8.3 for every 1 student.
The City of Baltimore spends an eye popping $15,483 on each of these students which places it second in the country trailing only New York City’s jaw dropping $19,770.
Across the board, Baltimore’s schools are far better equipped than most “White” schools. They have modern theaters, Olympic sized swimming pools, free musical instruments and “free” lots of other stuff.
Why then would Baltimore’s schools, that are populated by Black students and run by Black staff, want to pay PEG for its advice to not bother teaching its kids that being on time for work is essential to future success? Unions? Democrats? Low expectation bigotry?