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Blacks in Suburbs Failing Md. Exams

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Saturday, September 8, 2007

Poor results at some high schools called surprising

New Town High School students

Students work during an American government class at New Town High in Owings Mills, which has reported poor assessment results. (Sun photo by Chiaki Kawajiri / September 5, 2007)

September 6, 2007

When Maryland’s top school officer proposed that the state back away from its tough high school testing program last week, one reason might have been the troubling performance of some suburban schools.An alarming pattern of failure is surfacing: Minority students, especially African-Americans, are struggling to pass the exams in the suburban classrooms their families had hoped would provide a better education.

“It is a wake-up call to African-Americans in Maryland,” said Dunbar Brooks, president of the state school board and former president of the Baltimore County school board. “For many African-Americans, the mere fact that your child attends a suburban school district does not make academic achievement automatic.”

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Posted in African American, African American Education, Black, Black Education, Dallas Business, Education, Education Reform, High-Stakes Testing, NCLB, No Child Left Behind, Public Education, Race, Urban Education | Leave a Comment »

Dallas Trinity River Class Warfare! Ruling Class Announces Its Team – Will Money Or Merit Prevail?

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Thursday, August 16, 2007

 

The Money Team ( Vote No! Save The Trinity Committee)

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The Merit Team (TrinityVote.com – Angela Hunt)

Trinity River Vote Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2007

VOTE NO! SAVE THE TRINITY COMMITTEE UNVEILS LEADERSHIP TO DEFEAT TRINITY REFERENDUM

Three Mayors, Dallas’ two State Senators, and 14-of-15 current Dallas City Councilmembers

pledge to move Trinity project forward

DALLAS – Three Mayors, Dallas’ two State Senators and 14-of-15 current Dallas City Council members will lead the campaign to defeat the Trinity referendum, which will go before Dallas voters on Nov. 6, 2007. By defeating the referendum, plans for the Trinity River Project, which were approved by voters in 1998, will move forward as scheduled.

“The current design of the Trinity River Project represents the best of all worlds,” said Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert. “We can use bonds with state and federal funding – and deliver to taxpayers the most value for new roads to reduce traffic and air pollution. At the same time, we’ll add parks and green spaces for families and promote economic development for Dallas’ southern sector.”

Mayor Tom Leppert and former Dallas Mayors Laura Miller and Ron Kirk will serve as the campaign’s Honorary Chairs.

Campaign Co-Chairs are Mayor Pro Tem Dr. Elba Garcia (District 1), Councilmember Pauline Medrano (District 2), Councilmember David A. Neumann (District 3), Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway (District 4), Councilmember Vonciel Jones Hill (District 5), Councilmember Steve Salazar (District 6), Councilmember Carolyn R. Davis (District 7), Councilmember Tennell Atkins (District 8), Councilmember Sheffie Kadane (District 9), Councilmember Jerry R. Allen (District 10), Councilmember Linda Koop (District 11), Councilmember Ron Natinsky (District 12) and Councilmember Mitchell Rasansky (District 13). Also, State Senators Royce West and John Carona have pledged their support, signing on as Co-Chairs as well.

In addition, papers were filed today in the City Secretary’s office naming Ron Steinhart as Treasurer of the Vote NO! Save The Trinity Campaign Committee. `

Carol Reed Associates has been tapped to manage the campaign and will lead a veteran team that includes Allyn & Company and political consultants Brenda Reyes and Willis Johnson.

CONTACT:

Becky Mayad 214-352-1881

Cell 214-697-7745

bmayad@sbcglobal.net

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