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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven 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
You realize this an argument in favor of Jim Crow laws, right?
― remy bean, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 23:07 (seven months ago) link
no it really isn't related at all
― Mordy, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 23:11 (seven months ago) link
Wish this was all in a different thread at this point
― (•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 23:15 (seven months ago) link
― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 23:49 (seven months ago) link
Charter schools in the United States
made yall a thread
― 21st savagery fox (m bison), Thursday, 29 November 2018 01:41 (seven months ago) link
very US Politics-centric but:
---Never believe a sentence that contains the words "Schumer" and "insist."
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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
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― macropuente (map), Friday, 15 March 2019 01:14 (four months ago) link
most bands don't have one good song
― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown)
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