Ontario School Board Pressures Teachers Not To Teach Racist "To Kill a Mockingbird"


taxslave
#31
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

On paper that sounds alright, however, if it is bad teachers that are defining what the standards are there might be a tendency to invent a label called 'difficult student' rather than 'under-qualified teacher' as it should be.
If the ones in charge are providing the solution doing the opposite should be the path most explored as being the right one. If the ones being trampled on decide then cut the causality list by 50%, the bottom part rather than the top part.
If one politician goes lame fire the whole bunch and vote using referendums that have to be acted on within 90 days, the other side finishes out the term being the boss just as added incentive to avoid foolish actions.

Difficult student is what they call free thinkers. Give them Ritiln instead of lobotomies these days cause there is more money in it.
 
taxslave
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#32
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

nobody is banning any books.
or censoring any books.
or really doing anything more than informing teachers that if they want to use a certain novel in their classroom that it is on them to deal with the repercussions from students and parents who are sick and tired of dealing with what today are racist ideas. As tax payers they shouldn't have to.
If you need to teach these outdated ideas then maybe look for a private institution that will will support you.
I hear Georgetown has one.

SO history class is too much for you? Doesn't your school have any safe spaces where you can go cry about how hard it is to be a student where you actually have to show up to get an A.
 
MHz
#33
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Difficult student is what they call free thinkers. Give them Ritiln instead of lobotomies these days cause there is more money in it.

I would be more tempted to have everybody take a lot of personality tests and an honest report come out as to what hobbies and careers they would have the least struggle with and if they want something else it will take more study rather that is is out of their 'reach'.
Give them an outlet for that creative energy outside of school and they would be the ones able to skip grades more often than anybody else.

If a student grasps the math concept on day1 and it goes on for another 4 days so the rest can grasp it he will be bored by the end of day1
Today grade 6 is teaching the same basic stuff introduced in grade 1 only the numbers are a bit larger. High School math is the next big jump. If a grade 2 student was doing geometry question would he still be distracted?
 
taxslave
#34
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

I would be more tempted to have everybody take a lot of personality tests and an honest report come out as to what hobbies and careers they would have the least struggle with and if they want something else it will take more study rather that is is out of their 'reach'.
Give them an outlet for that creative energy outside of school and they would be the ones able to skip grades more often than anybody else.
If a student grasps the math concept on day1 and it goes on for another 4 days so the rest can grasp it he will be bored by the end of day1
Today grade 6 is teaching the same basic stuff introduced in grade 1 only the numbers are a bit larger. High School math is the next big jump. If a grade 2 student was doing geometry question would he still be distracted?

Something to think about. AS I recall growing up and later when my son was in school the system is set up for the lowest common denominator. With lots of help for the really slow kids. Meanwhile little or nothing is being done to push the really bright to test themselves. Therefore they get board.
 
MHz
#35
Today the same class should have a way of letting the fast student more ahead at the fastest pace he can. The format use by Distant Learning Schools could be used and the teach could still help everybody rather than focusing on just the slowest. If I'm not mistaken sometimes paring a fast and slow student together helps the slower student and the boredom in the faster student, that might cause more problem than it solves. Maybe a study partner outside of class would fix that flaw.
 
petros
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#36
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

here is the class of students who needed the message in To Kill a Mockingbird.

In today's world it's just as relevant.

Have you been exposed to the racism between Chinese and E Indians? Blacks and Arabs? Arabs and E Indians? Chinese and Caucasians?

Chinese look at E. Indians as dirty uncultured thieving lowlifes who are only good for cheap labour.

Does that not sound familiar? How is the way Chinese treat E Indians different from the way Whites once treated Blacks?
 
Walter
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#37
The ON screwel boards removed Merchant Of Venice decades ago. More’s the shame.
 
Hoid
#38
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

In today's world it's just as relevant.




these kids don't need to hear what old white people think about racism in the 20th century.

it is of no value to them whatsoever.
 
Serryah
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#39
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post



these kids don't need to hear what old white people think about racism in the 20th century.

it is of no value to them whatsoever.


If those kids are reading To Kill a Mockingbird, then something is wrong with the system. TKAM is a teen/high school book...
 
Hoof Hearted
#40
Er...

Hoid ain't too good with Math...or English, Geography, Science, Art, Gym, or Woodworking...for that matter.
 
petros
#41
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post


these kids don't need to hear what old white people think about racism in the 20th century.
it is of no value to them whatsoever.

The Chinese kids in the picture do need to read it.

Google "Chocolate City China"
 
Hoid
#42
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post



these kids don't need to hear what old white people think about racism in the 20th century.

it is of no value to them whatsoever.

These children already know more about racism in their culture than a thousand white nattys sitting at a thousand keyboards could poop out in a a thousand years.
 
Hoof Hearted
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#43
Hoid's 1980's family portrait...

 
petros
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#44
The African migrants giving up on the Chinese dream
By Jenni Marsh, CNN
Updated 2:33 AM EDT, Mon September 26, 2016

Dengfeng -- a previously quiet urban village, or chengzhongcun, in central Guangzhou -- had been electrified by migration, both from internal Chinese migrants and those from Africa.

By 2012, as many as 100,000 Sub-Saharan Africans had flocked to Guangzhou, according to Professor Adams Bodomo's book "Africans in China" -- if true, it would have been the largest African expat community in Asia -- all chasing the same dream of getting rich in China.

Today, that dream is fading -- if not finished.

View this interactive content on CNN.com
Over the past 18 months, although concrete numbers are hard to come by, hundreds -- perhaps even thousands -- of Africans are believed by locals and researchers to have exited Guangzhou.

A dollar drought in oil-dependent West African nations, coupled with China's hostile immigration policies, widespread racism, and at-once slowing and maturing economy, means Guangzhou is losing its competitive edge.


More: https://www.cnn.com/2016/06/26/asia/...ina/index.html


I wonder what they think of other races? Lol
 
petros
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#45
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoof Hearted View Post

Hoid's 1980's family portrait...

It's not just his jeans that were acid washed.
 
petros
#46
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

These children already know more about racism in their culture than a thousand white nattys sitting at a thousand keyboards could poop out in a a thousand years.

Yeah the 2 out of 3 in the front row think they are the new master race.
 
petros
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#47
https://www.inkstonenews.com/opinion...rticle/2136990

What is it like to be Black in China?

China is a country plagued by racism.

To be Black or African in China is to be labeled unintelligent, dangerous, unattractive, or to see an empty seat next to you on a crowded subway.

To deny any acts of neo-colonialism in its dealings with African countries, China has, in recent years, repeatedly said it views them as partners, not recipients of charity.

But this is not consistent with the way China treats African and Black people.

The CCTV gala, an annual variety show, showed us that China views Africa as a helpless place in desperate need of China’s altruism.

During the Spring Festival broadcast, which draws 800 million viewers, a Chinese woman parades on stage in blackface wearing a prosthetic butt and chest.

Was I surprised by this tone-deaf, racist representation of African people? No. This is nothing new in China.

In Guangzhou, dubbed the “Chocolate City” because of its large African population, Africans consistently report cases of police harassment, random passport checks and assumptions of criminal activity.

Again, I ask you: why should I be shocked by a television program that offers a degrading representation of African people?

Just last year, WeChat, China’s largest social media platform, had to issue an apology because its app translated the words “black foreigner” in Chinese were as the N-word in English.

See where I’m going with this?

Such events are not surprising to Black people. To be honest, most of us dust off our shoulders and strive ahead because we've learned to rise above ignorance.

China did not invent racism. China is not the first to duplicate it.

But China is an interesting case, because it would have you believe that it doesn't have to deal with some of the social issues that plague Western societies.

Sexism? Doesn’t exist here.

Classism? That's a Western thing.

Homophobia? Not in China.

Racism? Stop being so sensitive, we’re just unaware.

China claims to be devoid of issues that other countries are plagued by.

But I think the writer Ta-Nehisi Coates said it best: “One cannot, at once, claim to be superhuman and then plead mortal error.”

In other words, China can’t claim to be above racist and discriminatory behavior, but then apologize for telling passengers on Air China to avoid places in London where Black people live.

The most alarming thing about racism in China is that it is overt, largely unchecked and accusations are often met with an apathetic “we’re sorry.”

That’s unlike racism in America, which is covert, gets challenged and, if the perpetrator owns a business, she or he faces a public backlash and economic ruin.

In China, this is not a concern because big businesses are often state-owned or protected, ensuring a shield from public criticism and loss of business.

For instance, the Chinese criticism of the CCTV gala or, even more recently, the government’s decision to abolish presidential term limits, was largely silenced on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter.

Any criticism was either blocked or resulted in the shutdown of the account. It seems the Chinese response is to silence critics instead of analyzing concerns.

China, being the Asian powerhouse that it is, has the opportunity to be a trailblazer in helping to reshape the narrative of African and Black people. Africa and China are partners. None is superior to the other.

China relies on Africa for resources to support its large population, just as much as African countries rely on China.

Black people studying in China offer diverse perspectives in the classroom and engage in academic and community programs that elevate local Chinese communities.

Africans and Blacks create businesses that employ Chinese people, further contributing to this robust economy. This is a mutually beneficial partnership.

China can, and should, disseminate this message – a message of equality and mutual benefit.
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Hoid
#48
This must be some sort of twist on Danbones Weiner obsession.
 
petros
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#49
Non-white racists don't exist?