Blacks' Wealth 20 Times Less Than Whites in U.S.A.

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Blacks' Wealth 20 Times Less Than Whites in U.S.A.
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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 10:25pm

I heard all over the news today that the average household wealth for blacks is about $5,300 and for whites it is around $113,500. This is the highest wealth difference between blacks and whites ever. Is it time to increase affirmative action programs for blacks?

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Registered: 02-05-2011

I don't believe there is. However, it's up to the parents to prove that

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Registered: 06-07-2011

At my DD's school, there is a completely separate area for the "life skills" kids.

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Registered: 11-27-2009
There are times when the school does need some incentive to do their job, but this kind of thing really drives me crazy. Schools don't like law suits and so litigious parents can get almost any accommodation.
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Registered: 03-03-2009
I wonder what the lawyer parent would say because it seems to me quite likely that only part of the story is being told. And it makes no sense whatsoever to reach conclusions or make judgments based on a single account.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 06-07-2011

I was a long-term sub for 1st grade that year...the normal 1st grade teacher was out on Maternity leave.

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Registered: 03-03-2009

I am aware that you told your story and your perceptions. Unless you were part of the diagnostic team and involved in the development of a child's IEP, you don't know as much as you may think about the children who have been mainstreamed. First grade is mighty early days to make sweeping generalizations about what ANY child is capable of.

Don't bother to "go on and on" because the story and perceptions would still be yours and the other bits of the puzzle

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 05-03-2011
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Same here.

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Very true.
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Registered: 03-18-2000
I've heard of similar scenarios.

 


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Registered: 06-07-2011

(Don't bother to "go on and on" because the story and perceptions would still be yours and the other bits of the puzzle

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Registered: 03-03-2009

I have volunteered as an advocate to help parents learn how to negotiate the maze of diagnostic tools, to participate in the process of writing an individualized education plan (IEP), to figure out their child's strengths and play to them as well as learning how to compensate for weaknesses.

There are certainly more sides than one to most stories. I am well aware that conventional education in a "normal" classroom can be brutal for children who are "different".

Jabberwocka

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