|Chicago Public School system: Nothing more than a low-level detention facility|
This post went up over at VDare (on the highly informative VDare Blog) which points out a recent headline from The Onion cuts to the heart of the teachers strike in the Chicago Public School system in ways no other news outlet is capable of doing. [The Onion Understands Chicago Public School Students Better Than The MSM Or The Department Of Education, Paul Kersey, VDare, 9-13-2012]:
Basically, the Chicago Public School system (remember, of 400,000+ students, roughly nine percent are white) operates as a low-level detention facility. The teachers average compensation dwarfs the starting salary for a Cook County correctional officer, meaning that the environment inside the classroom is far more treacherous than the one inside the jails of Chicago.
Why else would Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy give a press conference on Monday where he said “We’re emptying out our offices“; with the teachers on strike, the
momentary detention facilities public schools of Chicago aren’t performing their duty of providing state-sponsored baby-sitting.
All of this reminds me of a scene from the John Hughes movie The Breakfast Club. Set in an all-white suburb of Chicago in the 1980s, the film is about five students of varying backgrounds (but all-white) sent to Saturday detention. The overbearing Assistant Principal Richard Vernon (a character who has been lampooned in countless forms of media since) acts as a domineering administrator over the detainees. In a pivotal scene, Vernon has a conversation with the white janitor:
What did you want to be when you
When I was a kid, I wanted to be
Carl don't be a goof! I'm trying
to make a serious point here...I've
been teaching, for twenty two years,
and each year...these kids get more
and more arrogant.
Aw bull shit, man. Come on Vern,
the kids haven't changed, you have!
You took a teaching position, 'cause
you thought it'd be fun, right?
Thought you could have summer
vacations off...and then you found
out it was actually work...and that
really bummed you out.
These kids turned on me...they think
I'm a big fuckin' joke...
Come on...listen Vern, if you were
sixteen, what would you think of
Hey...Carl, you think I give one
rat's ass what these kids think of
Yes I do...
You think about this...when you get
old, these kids; when I get old,
they're gonna be runnin' the country.
Now this is the thought that wakes
me up in the middle of the night...
That when I get older, these kids
are gonna take care of me...
I wouldn't count on it!
Does anyone ever stop and think how the 92 percent non-white students, who are enrolled in the Chicago Public Schools system, will run Chicago in the near-future?
No, of course not.
These are questions we aren’t supposed to ask in Black-Run America (BRA).