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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Because it's a "Black Student"?

'Cause it's a woman getting hit?

You almost can't blame them for making incidents like that racial when the media only seems interested in covering the 5% or so of interracial crimes that are white on black.
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Since when do rich people send their kids to Public schools full of poors?
Depends where you live. In California, it's relatively common. Around Los Angeles, there are several communities that have their own small school districts that are essentially gerrymandered islands within the geographic footprint of the clusterfuck that is the Los Angeles Unified School District. These tend to be higher-income areas (which means more property tax money for the schools, and residents more likely to support special tax assessments or voluntary contributions) that are not surprisingly far less ethnically diverse than the region as a whole, with more highly educated parents, etc. That then sustains a feeback loop of sorts, with the good schools driving home prices higher, etc.
I grew up in one of those communities. Upper-middle-class to Joe Montana/Sylvester Stallone homes. Predominantly white, with a smattering of good Asians. Probably a half dozen black kids in my graduating class of 270, a rounding error of white hispanics, and 2-3 wealthy Iranian kids whose folks had been intimates of the Shah. Three high schools in the district, maybe 3-4 middle schools and 4 elementary schools. Geographically totally surrounded by LAUSD. Super high average and median test scores, college placement, etc. There was one small private high school but it was looked on with disdain as the sort of place parents with money send fucked-up kids who are too coddled for military school.
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

'Cause it's a woman getting hit?

You almost can't blame them for making incidents like that racial when the media only seems interested in covering the 5% or so of interracial crimes that are white on black.
Just making fun of the headline. Looking at it on my phone sans contacts I wasn't sure if the teacher was a woman or a pudgy little man.
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Depends where you live. In California, it's relatively common. Around Los Angeles, there are several communities that have their own small school districts that are essentially gerrymandered islands within the geographic footprint of the clusterfuck that is the Los Angeles Unified School District. These tend to be higher-income areas (which means more property tax money for the schools, and residents more likely to support special tax assessments or voluntary contributions) that are not surprisingly far less ethnically diverse than the region as a whole, with more highly educated parents, etc. That then sustains a feeback loop of sorts, with the good schools driving home prices higher, etc.
I grew up in one of those communities. Upper-middle-class to Joe Montana/Sylvester Stallone homes. Predominantly white, with a smattering of good Asians. Probably a half dozen black kids in my graduating class of 270, a rounding error of white hispanics, and 2-3 wealthy Iranian kids whose folks had been intimates of the Shah. Three high schools in the district, maybe 3-4 middle schools and 4 elementary schools. Geographically totally surrounded by LAUSD. Super high average and median test scores, college placement, etc. There was one small private high school but it was looked on with disdain as the sort of place parents with money send fucked-up kids who are too coddled for military school.

Well Hollywood High, Fairfax, and L.A. High are good examples. Plenty of kids with money go, and have went there. I grew up in a Chicano neighborhood in East L.A., and no rich kids were going there. With places like Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Lincoln Heights, and Boyle Heights soon becoming gentrified... that will probably change.
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Originally Posted by Hombre Secreto View Post

Well Hollywood High, Fairfax, and L.A. High are good examples. Plenty of kids with money go, and have went there. I grew up in a Chicano neighborhood in East L.A., and no rich kids were going there. With places like Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Lincoln Heights, and Boyle Heights soon becoming gentrified... that will probably change.
You guys probably kicked our ass in CIF football. Tennis and water polo, not so much.
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We had a nice little mix of lower middle class Chinese people living with us. So the Tennis part is debateable.
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

Now it's a local newspaper, so there's no way we can verify it. Keep digging that hole.


Things have certainly changed in the 20+ years since I was in school. Back then we mocked the poors who got free food. Now it's so common it's not even a cause for shame. Pathetic.

I don't remember getting mocked back in the 80s. But then I went to a rich kid school and only like 10 of us got in the poor kid line.
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

Now it's a local newspaper, so there's no way we can verify it. Keep digging that hole.


Things have certainly changed in the 20+ years since I was in school. Back then we mocked the poors who got free food. Now it's so common it's not even a cause for shame. Pathetic.

A bunch of school actually had kids stop using cash so that it wouldn't be obvious which kids were getting free lunches.
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Yeah, they give you like a credit card now. No longer tickets. Sort of like the EBT card.
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A bunch of school actually had kids stop using cash so that it wouldn't be obvious which kids were getting free lunches.

Was it so kids would not know who had free lunches...or so kids would stop getting beat up for their lunch money? Or so parents didn't have to come up with an odd amount (like $2.15) in petty cash every day?

I mean, I was in elementary school in the early 90s and we didn't use cash. I brought in a check from my parents every few weeks. At first there may have been some sort of paper-based accounting system, but even while I was still in elementary school, we switched to a system with a key-pad. Punch in your pin, get your lunch. In high school, we still had the same system, but there were a-la-carte food options in addition to the standard "lunch" you could buy.
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

Probably reached for her waistband. Cop was probably justified in shooting her; he's really a hero for demonstrating such restraint.



Snark aside, if you have a kid who is being disruptive and won't leave, and won't get up out of the desk, what do you do?
wait
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Song is fire, Harold, fire. 

 

"I swipe my card, he ask me for pin, twentyseven seven eight, ehh, I push it in." :slayer:

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