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Obama’s Executive Order to Make Inner City Schools Great

Written by Gary North on July 27, 2012

President Obama has signed an executive order. He has set up a new bureaucracy. This bureaucracy plans to make inner-city education so good that whites will move back.

You remain skeptical? O, ye of little faith!

This executive order has this goal: to give black children top-flight public education, which means non-flight education. Blacks who have been able to get out of inner-city school districts have been fleeing for several decades. This is what the President is trying to stop.

There is a problem with his plan: public education. It has been declining visibly for approximately 100 years, give or take a decade. The decline has sped up over the last 50 years.

For blacks, the decline has been a disaster. The inner-city schools have been deliberately dumbed down as policy. Thomas Sowell has written on several occasions about the all-black high school in Washington, D.C.: Dunbar High School. From 1870 to 1955, it provided education as good as any white district’s program. (It was surely better than mine, 1955-59.) It taught Latin. It taught advanced courses in science. Its students went to college. Ralph Bunche was one of its graduates. It was deliberately dumbed down half a century ago as a matter of district policy.

President Obama intends to smarten up the inner-city schools. How will he do this? With a new bureaucracy.

His executive order is a litany on the failure of tax-funded education in America. It’s hard to fault him on this. The problem is this: the federal government has been laying down the law to school districts for 40 years. The schools have gotten worse. Dr. Charles Sykes’ book has it right: Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves, But Can’t Read, Write, or Add.

Candidate Ronald Reagan vowed to shut down the Department of Education. Its budget went up ever year he was in office.

Obama’s executive order is nothing short of messianic. It proposes to achieve the following.

(1) The Initiative will help to restore the United States to its role as the global leader in education; strengthen the Nation by improving educational outcomes for African Americans of all ages; and help ensure that African Americans receive a complete and competitive education that prepares them for college, a satisfying career, and productive citizenship. . . .

(4) In working to fulfill its mission and objectives, the Initiative shall, consistent with applicable law:

(i) identify evidence-based best practices that can provide African American students a rigorous and well-rounded education in safe and healthy environments, as well as access to support services, which will prepare them for college, a career, and civic participation;

(ii) develop a national network of individuals, organizations, and communities to share and implement best practices related to the education of African Americans, including those identified as most at risk;

(iii) help ensure that Federal programs and initiatives administered by the Department and other agencies are serving and meeting the educational needs of African Americans, including by encouraging agencies to incorporate best practices into appropriate discretionary programs where permitted by law;

(iv) work closely with the Executive Office of the President on key Administration priorities related to the education of African Americans;

(v) increase the participation of the African American community, including institutions that serve that community, in the Department’s programs and in education-related programs at other agencies;

(vi) advise the officials of the Department and other agencies on issues related to the educational attainment of African Americans;

(vii) advise the Secretary on the development, implementation, and coordination of educational programs and initiatives at the Department and other agencies that are designed to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for African Americans of all ages; and

(viii) encourage and develop partnerships with public, private, philanthropic, and nonprofit stakeholders to improve African Americans’ readiness for school, college, and career, as well as their college persistence and completion. . . .

And how will his executive order achieve all this? By providing lots of jobs in Washington!

(c) Interagency Working Group.

(1) There is established the Federal Interagency Working Group on Educational Excellence for African Americans (Working Group), which shall be convened and chaired by the Initiative’s Executive Director and that shall support the efforts of the Initiative described in subsection (b) of this section.

(2) The Working Group shall consist of senior officials from the Department, the White House Domestic Policy Council, the Department of Justice, the Department of Labor, the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and such additional agencies and offices as the President may subsequently designate. Senior officials shall be designated by the heads of their respective agencies and offices.

(3) The Initiative’s Executive Director may establish subgroups of the Working Group to focus on different aspects of the educational system (such as early childhood education, K-12 education, higher education (including HBCUs and PBIs), career and technical education, adult education, or correctional education and reengagement) or educational challenges facing particular populations of African Americans (such as young men, disconnected or out-of-school youth, individuals with disabilities, children identified as gifted and talented, single-parent households, or adults already in the workforce).

(d) Administration. The Department shall provide funding and administrative support for the Initiative and the Working Group, to the extent permitted by law and within existing appropriations. To the extent permitted by law, other agencies and offices represented on the Working Group may detail personnel to the Initiative, to assist the Department in meeting the objectives of this order.

I can see the progress! I can see the SAT scores rising! I can see hope restored in inner cities!

And all this from a man who never spent a day in an American tax-funded school.

Only in America!

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28 thoughts on “Obama’s Executive Order to Make Inner City Schools Great

  1. He can convince many people of his sincerity if he sends his daughters to one of these schools and let them take the school bus. He should then report their grades at the end of the experiment.

  2. LiveFreeOrDie says:

    WOW. Hispanics in inner city schools need a "working group" too!!! MORE JOBS which will DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING (NADA)
    because the EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IS BROKEN!!! Throwing money and bureaucrats at it will not fix it.

  3. No President should seperate kids by race to make sure those kids have a better education than others. All students reguardless of race should recieve the same treatment. Vote this piece of crap out in November

  4. No matter what amounts are spent, the 'scholars' will still be culturally and verbally illiterate, dysfunctional, grade inflated failures. The well prepared, motivated students will learn subjects that will help in finding meaningful, stable, non-outsourceable professions and careers.
    Sows ears do not make silk purses. Ghetto culture has never produced significant contributors to society.
    Thugell and Felonisha will never become proficient in any field that society will respect with decent, or higher wages.
    In health care, especially, imho of 4 decades experience, they are patients, not providers.

  5. "African Americans’ ". Twelve times he used these words. What a racist Spearchucker is! Need to decorate a tree with him!

  6. Several things need to happen. 1) Disband the NEA 3) return the responsibility of education back to the individual States – cut out the bload and overhead of the feds 4) Use the savings to encourage and reward excellence in teachers 4) create a school voucher system for ALL parents. This will give a sense of self worth to ALL kids and an understanding of what it means to be part of the overall American enterprise culture.

  7. jettthemesh says:

    After reading this, I feel like I am in Africa. Somebody wake me up from this nightmare.

  8. fireboatman says:

    "Segregation yesterday, segregation today, and segregation forever!" George C. Wallace. Seems like "Equal but separate schools" has changed from White Dixiecrat to Black Democrat. The only people that can change the mindset of the black community is the black community itself. The successful must openly and often project that self esteem that comes from getting an education and working hard and getting a return for their efforts is the only way. To get a leg up on this initiative is for the successful black to go out and tutor these youths and help them with their homework. Giving a passing grade to a student so that he could get a diploma is not the answer. Giving that failing student a certificate for 12 years of attendence in school is the only teacher. My dad grew up in the era "That when you got hungry enough you found a job and if you did like your job, you went to school to get a better education so that you could get a better job."

  9. Ho hum, just more communist tactics. Pretend to be helping those who can't or won't help themselves by creating more bureaucratic jobs for his sycohants , thus enlarging his power base while destroying the middleclass with yet more taxation! I'd say he hit a homerun. The conservative movement, besides the treacherous "Re-PUNK-licans," need's to report to the sheeple, as I just have, what the new Hitler has just accomplished!

  10. healthnut says:

    Lets see…with millions of "special" people like all these "illegals" coming in to vote for Ozero…where and what will be left for the blacks and whites living in those inner cities? The moron-in-chief does what he wants and black people are too stupid to see that they are being thrown under the bus for the flavor of this year's elections…Will they wake up in time? Will the black teachers in those inner cities continue to do the same as they have done for years? Like keep them dependents for their benefits… Stop calling yourselves "African" American….you were born here….your parents, grandparents…great and great-great grandparents were born here…so simply call yourself Americans….Please save yourselves from the slavery that has kept you down for so long…Obama does not give a darn about you… just because he's a fake black man will not take you out of the mess…they need you more than you need him or them…democrats…Think long and hard before you all make another bad decision that will keep you down in the slums for more of the same…

  11. You have two #4s. Would #2 be "sit on a toilet"?


  12. Phil, Norman, OK says:

    I've never used these letters before, but reading this Exexcutive Order I found myself LMAO. This is just more beaurocracy that the Obami administration has come up with to dare any future administration that would attempt to cut this "Executive Order" for fear the likes of Jesse Jackson Al Sharpton and their ilk. I guess he's also now afraid he's losing his black voting base.That's all he's worried about, pure and simple. This "order" will not accomplish jack in the realm of educating blacks. Not until you fix the overall system like many have already noted and re-establish the two parent family unit will you even begin to fix the problem among the blacks. (BTW the "two parent family unit" also applies to any other race, as well.)

  13. Wow, I knew that Obama was a racist, but I'm so glad you cleared it up for everyone with the spearchucker comment. People like you is what continues to give liberals ammunition to call conservatives racist. Actually, I'm beginning to think that you're a troll and just trying to instigate something.

  14. sean murry says:

    Obummer is full of crap.

  15. Just another chance to spend money we dont have for another federal organization we don't need. What a leader we don't have.

  16. I'd like to see a list and a short summary of all the Executive orders the president has issued. Some include sealing all his records. One of his earliest was to approve hundreds of millions to set up a program to import tens of thousands of Palestinians into the US. To fast track and grant citizenship to a demographic group known to harbor one of the highest rates of terrorists in the world.
    If Obama is given another 4 years – making a fool of Congress' checks and balances – the US will be a third world country within the next 50 years.

  17. Wiliam 1 says:

    Right and Hitler had young men fly gliders in PREPARATION FOR FIGHTERS, and in German schools Gymnastics were required on a military level so that he had a STRONG MILITARY READY WHEN NEEDED!
    Do you for a moment think that all they're gonna do here is "educate" blacks-think again my friend. Teachers will not be teaching "Christian" morality-it will be Muslim debauchery, you know sex with boys and goats and sheep and mules etc. I SMELL THE "BLACK PANTHERS or al quiada HERE SOMEWHERE AND YOU CAN COUNT ON THAT. They will be taught that it's get back" time-bet on it!
    Now I also bet you that there will be rifle ranges, bomb building, learning how to lie, etc etc.

  18. The dummy in the Oval Office thinks that Executive Orders are a cure all. I really believe he is mental.

  19. 50 yeras?? You are being very naive, I'm afraid. Try 5 years and I think that might even be naive on my part.

  20. Here we go again. The 'not so great' messiah now wants to lead his 'sheeple' to better inner citiy schools? How are you going to do that 'Oh #1 Clown'? These kids are the spawn of the dummie-down phylosophy of life. 70 % or greater have no idea whom their moms 'hooked-up' with? They have no work ethics because their 'spawners' have no work ethics & the 'spawners' before & the ones befoer the latter had no work ethics either.Everyone of them has the same 1st name 'm—–f—-r' & their last names are the same too, Bastards. Those kids don't have a prayer to develope as citizens w/integrity. No goernment can force someone to 'learn' anything~!!~except Hate & they get A+s for that~!~~So how more billions upon billions upon more billions should be pumped into this bottomless cess pool-??- Hmm, do I smell another tax that is camoflaged as an 'investment' which in actuality is just another 'damned tax'~??

  21. catchesthewnd says:

    If truth be told, liberal hollywood used the term SPEARCHUCKER in the movie MASH. Spearchucker was the name of a Negro doctor.

  22. Obama is a racist Period.

  23. John Stewart says:

    Great, used in reference to the public school system, went away when the unions took control. It's all about politics today.

  24. While WHITES are having to WORK while going to school to pay for thier education or the WHITE STUDENTS parents having to pay out the wazoo for thier childs education now they will have to pay for the BLACKS education too. The ones who do go to school and are not on the streets attacking whites. Not only are thier parents living off the tax payer with welfare now the tax payer is having to give thier kids an education too. Every WHITE person in this country should SUE the Obama Administration for this DISCRIMINATION. This will never stand up in any court. They holler about SLAVERY but Obama is trying to enslave us by EXECTIVE ORDER.

  25. Remember Kansas City.
    "For decades critics of the public schools have been saying, "You can't solve educational problems by throwing money at them." The education establishment and its supporters have replied, "No one's ever tried." In Kansas City they did try. To improve the education of black students and encourage desegregation, a federal judge invited the Kansas City, Missouri, School District to come up with a cost-is-no-object educational plan and ordered local and state taxpayers to find the money to pay for it.

    Kansas City spent as much as $11,700 per pupil–more money per pupil, on a cost of living adjusted basis, than any other of the 280 largest districts in the country. The money bought higher teachers' salaries, 15 new schools, and such amenities as an Olympic-sized swimming pool with an underwater viewing room, television and animation studios, a robotics lab, a 25-acre wildlife sanctuary, a zoo, a model United Nations with simultaneous translation capability, and field trips to Mexico and Senegal. The student-teacher ratio was 12 or 13 to 1, the lowest of any major school district in the country.

    The results were dismal. Test scores did not rise; the black-white gap did not diminish; and there was less, not greater, integration.

    The Kansas City experiment suggests that, indeed, educational problems can't be solved by throwing money at them, that the structural problems of our current educational system are far more important than a lack of material resources, and that the focus on desegregation diverted attention from the real problem, low achievement." http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-298.html http://blog.beliefnet.com/roddreher/2010/03/why-d

  26. Every program created or mandated by the federal government is designed to do one thing:

    Increase taxes, and alter the flow of taxes so that they are funneled through D.C. before distribution. That way the federal poltiicians, who are very distant from their constituents, can direct the funds to their political bosses, campaign donors, relatives, in-laws, and foreign interests who have bribed them.

    The politicians have almost run out of existing bureaucratic institutions to gut and turn into shell operations to milk the taxpayers, so shell companies like Solyndra were created as a sort of justifiable sinkhole to throw tax money into. But Obama knows that people want hope and a future for their children, so he figures that he can milk the public school scam just a little bit more.

  27. LooeyNoorey says:

    [Say it, Gary. Great thoughts! Seen this little snippet? Found it while webbing away.]

    Obama Enslaves & Destroys Inner Cities

    ( I experienced all this while trapped in a large American city.)

    The suburbs are booming, but not fast enough. Yessir, you ghetto folks
    in inner cities have started a good thing, but there are still lots of acres
    outside the cities without any houses on them. So you've gotta move into
    "untouched" city blocks and do the following:
    Throw trash everywhere. You'll insure that your friends who pick up trash
    and distribute free rat poison packets will keep their jobs. And folks can
    predict the weather by the direction the trash is blowing!
    Walk down the street. Better yet, rhythm down it. And when I say street
    I don't mean sidewalk. Save sidewalks for your friends on cycles. Besides,
    it's hard to fit many cursing, screaming, drinking, pot-smoking kids on a
    sidewalk, and it's also hard to spot keys and other things left in cars when
    you're walking on a sidewalk!
    When walking down a street, turn your head when you hear a car coming
    and stare at the driver. For all you know, it might be one of your enemies
    out to get you. On the other hand, it might be only your neighbor and all
    that hateful staring might make him want to move out.
    Be sure to beget lots of unloved, unsupervised, unwashed two-legged
    "Obama welfare meal tickets" – either through wedlock or (preferably) out of
    wedlock. And let them often ring doorbells, begging for money.
    Turn quiet streets into noisy jungles. Have a blast – a
    long blast with your car horn under your neighbor's window at
    3:00 a.m. Let folks know who the real honkies are! Blow your horn when (1)
    you see the police coming (2) you want to buy some dope (3) you want to sell
    some dope (4) for any other reason. Play your stereo so loudly that folks can't
    hear sirens going to the latest holdup or arson. Be noisy, man, noisy!
    Be cruel to animals, especially "man's best friend." Tie your dog on a
    short chain under a blazing sun with no water or food or love or license or
    dog shots. Make him as mean as you are. Better yet, let your dog run loose.
    Neighbors love to find freshly killed cats (after hearing their screams) and
    other goodies on their lawns. Pit one dog against another in bloody "canine
    cockfights" while friends lounge on car hoods and cheer and make bets! And
    what madness is it where folks move out and abandon pets in the house,
    leaving them nothing to eat but their own droppings? This happens often in the
    ghetto, and almost no one will help the animals.
    Keep a good supply of Saturday Night Specials – also Sunday, Monday,
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Night Specials. Your criminal
    presence will improve your neighbor's light bill; when he isn't watching you
    at night (with his lights off), he will be able to read books at night by
    the light of the police helicopter searchlights!
    Here's more insanity: Uncle Sam spends millions of our tax money to
    move you into our neighborhoods where we lose much when we sell our homes.
    So you have your nerve when you glare and swear at us when we don't move
    out quickly; but you're the reason we can't find good buyers! I really wonder
    what you and Uncle Sam will do when lots of folks move to the wilderness and
    live off the land and consequently don't have to pay taxes to support such
    Finally, spread the rumor that all of your troubles are associated with
    skin, even though you and I know that your problem isn't skin. It's sin!!!
    What makes a ghetto? It's not the paint on a house (or lack of it) but all
    of you two-legged pains in the neck!
    For more information on Blockbuster Obama, Google "The Background Obama
    Can't Cover Up."

    (anyone is free to copy and air this paper)

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