Signe Wilkinson by Signe Wilkinson

Signe Wilkinson

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  1. Weirdharold

    Weirdharold said, about 1 year ago

    Tell it like it is, Signe
    Very good

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    Ms Wilkinson apparently doesn’t read the New York Times.


    When I matriculated, the speech was that students from urban schools were Energetic, Educated, and Bright, while students from suburban schools were Lazy, Uneducated, but still Bright (enough to score well on the entrance exams).


    City-educated students had learned Calculus. In my secondary school, I had taken all the advanced, college prep courses, and we had gotten no further than quadratic equations, so I had to be placed in non-credit remedial classes, then was told by my adviser I had a total of only four years in which to graduate, which was impossible (he knew only the old rules, before they admitted students from non-urban schools: the new rules allowed five years, to allow for a first year of non-credit remedial courses).

  3. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Depends on the City School System

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    Old book, “Death at an Early Age”. Still applicable?

  5. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 1 year ago

    Some suburbs, not all suburbs. Also not all city schools.

  6. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, about 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    Scott …
    This I have said over and over : children play the blame game.

    Its neither democrats or conservatives…
    Its people….
    We need a better people….

  7. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 1 year ago

    Despicable class warfare propaganda.

  8. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, about 1 year ago

    I know it is fun to make up “facts” and say see that proves my case. But times have changed. In state after state the funding to urban schools is now significantly more than the state funding of suburban schools. The left desperately grasps on to the lack of funding non-fact as the only possible reason why students graduating from urban schools score so poorly.

    “Under the new methodology, total per pupil spending in Newark rose from $17,515 to $23,057 for the 09-10 academic year. Spending in Asbury Park rose $7,324, to $29,819.”

  9. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    Actually, most big city districts give MORE money to the poorer schools, but guess what happens to that money?

    Greedy government “administrators” waste it and the mostly Democratic inner-city voters really don’t give a crap.

    Not to mention their complete absence of family structure.

  10. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 1 year ago

    I read that article. It first talks about the high cost, but then goes right to talk of the unions. No where did I see mention of the of the seven city DoE employees who were convicted in 2009 for taking bribes from the bus companies. It also failed to mention that the companies who did the bribing are still allowed to do business with the city.

    Sounds to me like the the real issue is greedy businesses taking full advantage of government corruption.

  11. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, about 1 year ago

    @Jase99

    Be quiet, the true believers in the all powerful wonderful magically perfect free market might be offended by that sort of thing and call you a communist or something.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Until we have a nation wide school system it will always be lop sided in funding, training and facilities.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    If the children are well fed and well equipped they can have a better chance of shining.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    It is called euthenics. “Good environment” the opposite and counter to eugenics.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @narrowminded

    Too bad it is real and you just don’t want to hear about it.

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