Most African American males and Hispanic males come up short for scholastic aptitude. They are excellent basseball players, soccer players, gardeners, and drug dealers. Unfortunately they cannot speak English, write English, solve algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. They don't put any skin in the game of education which would be six solid hours of homework every night from the sixth grade up. They come to school without a pencil but they always have their basketball or soccer ball with them.
No amount of teacher skill can educate a retarded child to employable status. Two and a half million of these misfits are in prison at great expense and extreme relief to normal productive citizens. The best option would be to provide norplant free to welfare women in return for food stamps.
Education should focus on bang for the buck. You get the best return by planting fertile ground of young intelligent inquisitive minds who are well behaved and motivated by parents to achieve academic excellence.
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