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just to be clear -- i think the quote above suggests that charter schools mostly exist to serve nonwhite communities. compared to the 12 percent of predominately white charter schools "30 percent of traditional schools were predominantly white"

Mordy, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 22:26 (eleven months ago) link

remy from that neatoday article: "While only 4 percent of traditional public schools have student bodies that are 99 percent minority (2014-15 school year data), 17 percent of charter schools are 99 percent minority. Furthermore, of the 6,747 charter schools in the country, more than 1,000 had minority enrollment of at least 99 percent." bc we're talking about charter schools we're talking about segregation of nonwhite student populations by choice. this is hardly the same thing as white segregation to "protect" white kids from minorities.

Mordy, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 22:35 (eleven months ago) link

Should we do the same thing with waiting rooms and water fountains if people are opting in?

remy bean, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 22:56 (eleven months ago) link

im kind of ok about segregation on group basis from non-majority populations (i mean i personally went to a state catholic school in scotland, where the introduction of such schools in the early 20th century was vehemently opposed by political protestantism with the slogan "No Rome on the rates!") but the other forms of "social selectivity" which in some cases comes along with the free or charter school model as it exists in Sweden, England and the U.S. is pretty sus' imo

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 23:00 (eleven months ago) link

For real –– I don't mean to be zingy. But, I mean,. urban public schools often suck and are unfair and ESPECIALLY terrible at teaching non-white students. And they're actually trying to fix things. Even if it's bureaucratically difficult. Unhappy, nad aware of these issues, parents of non-white students respond to enticements to bring their students to charters that frequently practice extreme discipline practices, skirt teaching regulations, exploit their labor force and chronically underserve students needing special education. Often these schools are white-owned, for-profit entities. At best this is a profiteering dodge of the real issue; at worst it's resegregation.

remy bean, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 23:02 (eleven months ago) link

Should we do the same thing with waiting rooms and water fountains if people are opting in?

i'm sure there are waiting rooms and water fountains with extremely segregated clienteles and i don't believe we should forcibly desegregate them

Mordy, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 23:05 (eleven months ago) link

"this water fountain in a 99% black community is used 99% by black water drinkers and is reifying segregation we must bus in white water drinkers and bus out black water drinkers to other water fountains to achieve equality" i mean c'mon

Mordy, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 23:05 (eleven months ago) link

You realize this an argument in favor of Jim Crow laws, right?

remy bean, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 23:07 (eleven months ago) link

no it really isn't related at all

Mordy, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 23:11 (eleven months ago) link

Wish this was all in a different thread at this point

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 23:15 (eleven months ago) link

truth bungs

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 23:49 (eleven months ago) link

Charter schools in the United States

made yall a thread

21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 29 November 2018 01:41 (eleven months ago) link

very US Politics-centric but:

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Never believe a sentence that contains the words "Schumer" and "insist."

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Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 7 December 2018 20:11 (eleven months ago) link

three months pass...

I don't discuss my personal life or problems online

tbf half of ilm is people doing exactly this, they're just couching it in language that makes it look like they're commenting on popular music

― mh, Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:25 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

macropuente (map), Friday, 15 March 2019 01:14 (eight months ago) link

three months pass...

most bands don't have one good song

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown)

sleeve, Friday, 5 July 2019 15:28 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

"sapiosexual" as a concept is such a gigantic crock of shit and I will continue to hold this opinion until someone shows me a sapiosexual group full of dudes going "you know, Stephen Hawking could get it"

― brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 20 September 2019 19:02 (nine minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Fox Pithole Britain (Noodle Vague), Friday, 20 September 2019 18:12 (two months ago) link

what is the opposite of sapiosexual? i am only sexually attracted to absolute fucking dumbasses

— a a dril (@demarionunn) September 20, 2019

fgti (flamboyant goon tie included), Friday, 20 September 2019 19:39 (two months ago) link

etymologically "sapio" is more "wisdom" than "intelligence" so if anything you should be into like Tibetan lamas or something

Fox Pithole Britain (Noodle Vague), Friday, 20 September 2019 19:46 (two months ago) link

haha that's a coincidence, i was just talking about alternative sexualities with one of my co-workers at lunch and she brought up "sapiosexual" and i immediately without thinking said "that's not a sexual orientation, that's something assholes say to make themselves sound clever"

i try not to be rude in general but i guess i was already on my high horse when the topic came up

sock fingering, baby (rushomancy), Saturday, 21 September 2019 01:53 (two months ago) link

It would be, at most, a very specific fetish, right? If you couldn't get off if someone *wasn't* actively being smart at you?

vcrash, Saturday, 21 September 2019 02:07 (two months ago) link

Saying "I like smart people" is no more deep or revealing, and is no more indicative of a "sexual orientation", than saying "I like pretty people". Yeah I am attracted to people who are beautiful and smart and rich, I AM SUCH A REBEL AGAINST SOCIETY

sock fingering, baby (rushomancy), Saturday, 21 September 2019 02:52 (two months ago) link

I like people who make my ding a ling go bing

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Saturday, 21 September 2019 03:01 (two months ago) link

I like people who like me

sarahell, Saturday, 21 September 2019 20:31 (two months ago) link

^^^ truth bomb

brigadier pudding (DJP), Sunday, 22 September 2019 00:25 (one month ago) link

Seconded

Our Borad Could Be Your Trife (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 22 September 2019 00:39 (one month ago) link

Wow

I'm extremely suspicious of people who like me

fgti (flamboyant goon tie included), Sunday, 22 September 2019 01:20 (one month ago) link

I like people who like me

― sarahell

that's a good system!

sock fingering, baby (rushomancy), Sunday, 22 September 2019 02:02 (one month ago) link

I'm extremely suspicious of people who like me

Oh I mean, I don’t necessarily BELIEVE they actually like me but I like them

brigadier pudding (DJP), Sunday, 22 September 2019 18:23 (one month ago) link

Their kink is blowing pseudo-intellectual smoke up each other's asses.

— Matthew Olken (@MattOlken) September 20, 2019

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 22 September 2019 18:26 (one month ago) link

That's hot

fgti (flamboyant goon tie included), Sunday, 22 September 2019 20:56 (one month ago) link

i have questions about this ... like ... do they just blow with their mouths directly or do they use devices or ...?

sarahell, Sunday, 22 September 2019 21:11 (one month ago) link

is the blower on top of or beneath the blowee?

sarahell, Sunday, 22 September 2019 21:12 (one month ago) link

Depends how intelligent they are, naturally

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 22 September 2019 21:13 (one month ago) link

vapiosexual

Non stop chantar (crüt), Sunday, 22 September 2019 21:27 (one month ago) link

^^ winner!!!

sarahell, Sunday, 22 September 2019 21:33 (one month ago) link

lol

call all destroyer, Sunday, 22 September 2019 23:35 (one month ago) link

kicking myself after realizing I forgot to post after something I watched recently had a scene where a character referred to a female friend as "annoying" and the context was pretty obvious

like uh, yeah man, annoying

mh, Monday, 23 September 2019 18:25 (one month ago) link

lil wayne is annoying

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 September 2019 18:47 (one month ago) link

one of the funniest anti drug ideas is that dealers are trying really hard to sell people drugs

― lag∞n, Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:48 PM bookmarkflaglink

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 27 September 2019 12:54 (one month ago) link

lmao

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 27 September 2019 12:54 (one month ago) link

build a better mouse trap etc

all over bar the shouting (im here for the shouting) (darraghmac), Friday, 27 September 2019 12:55 (one month ago) link

God that is a truth bomb and a half

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 27 September 2019 13:07 (one month ago) link

is this thread gonna be like the other political threads where DJP and I try to save you straight white dudes from your howlings of doom

― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, September 27, 2019 10:34 AM bookmarkflaglink

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 27 September 2019 14:40 (one month ago) link

RIP DJP and ALS in a tragic self-bombing incident; howling in my beer here

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 27 September 2019 16:08 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

journos shouting hype almost always translates to them being late to the party, and being convinced that if a band could get attention without them noticing, they must have been bamboozled by nefarious means

― Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:58 AM (four hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:17 (one month ago) link

You don't understand - Bamboozled By Nefarious Means is the name of my band

kinder, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:25 (one month ago) link

why'd you name yourself after that shitty frank zappa song

Spironolactone T. Agnew (rushomancy), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 01:59 (one month ago) link

why would you want to talk about modular synths instead of just playing the modular synths. in an ideal world everyone everywhere on the gender spectrum would be playing modular synths together and never talking about them

― Lucky Pierre Delecto (crüt), Saturday, 26 October 2019 02:33 (yesterday) link

cheese canopy (map), Sunday, 27 October 2019 19:49 (three weeks ago) link


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