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Monday, May 01, 2017

Samantha Bee fights to keep schools segregated

Samantha Bee, host of a humor-challenged cable TV show, is married to Jason Jones, a humor-challenged cable TV comedian. They have three children: Fletcher Bee-Jones, Piper Bee-Jones, Ripley Bee-Jones, ages 6 to 11. The kids apparently attend P.S. 452, which is largely white and Asian in a city that isn't.

Last June, Jones fought "a plan to move their school into a building 16 blocks south, where it would have more space and a new zone that could potentially include more low-income families. The school’s population is 74 percent white and Asian and 9 percent low-income, in a district that is 43 percent white and Asian and 48 percent poor," Chalkbeat reported.

From Chalkbeat:
The city’s proposal would move P.S. 452 from the building it shares with two other schools to one on 61st Street now occupied by P.S. 191. That school would shift one block west into a building currently under construction.
The move could draw more low-income families into P.S. 452 since its new zone would likely include a nearby public-housing project. While the city has not openly called the move an integration plan, officials said they considered school diversity when crafting it.
Several P.S. 452 teachers and a handful of parents said they welcomed the move. Not only would it give the school its own gym and library, but it would also allow it to serve a broader cross-section of the community.
The Bee-Jones were not among those parents welcoming the move.

From Chalkbeat:
The plan for a multi-school move follows a more straightforward proposal last year to rezone P.S. 191 and its neighbor, P.S. 199, a hotly desired school with high test scores and mostly affluent students. The idea was to reduce severe overcrowding at 199 by shifting some families from its zone to 191’s, a high-poverty school with much lower scores.
But after P.S. 199 parents showed up en masse at hearings to oppose the plan, the city tabled it. Now, P.S. 452 parents appear to be following their playbook.
They signed up by the dozen to speak at this week’s meetings, where they explained how the move would lengthen their children’s commutes and rupture the tight-knit community they had cultivated. They also rejected any suggestion that they do not value diversity.
“Painting any opposition as classist or racist is as bad as it can get,” said Jason Jones, the former “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” comedian, near the end of Monday’s nearly three-hour meeting.
So these rich parents don't want their children attending school with kids of other colors from lower income families.

Lecture me again on how racist, xenophobic, and deplorable I am for voting for President Trump.

Now the good news, Chalkbeat reported on January 17: "The Panel for Educational Policy voted Wednesday to approve the move of P.S. 452, an Upper West Side school whose planned relocation helped fuel a debate over school segregation."

Wonder what private school the Bee-Jones children will transfer to next year. Can't risk having Fletcher, Piper, and Ripley mix with Hispanic or black kids whose parents are not millionaires, can we?

UPDATE: To answer a reader's question, Bee is a late-night comic with a weekly show on TBS who regularly pummels President Trump and we benighted souls who voted for him.

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16 comments:

  1. I went to public schools my whole life. My older kids did as well. Then we had a young one and one of his older brothers asked us to promise that he would never go to a public school. This was on his graduation day. The young one never did. No regrets at all.

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  2. At risk of appearing uncool and not with it...Who the hell is Samantha Bee?

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    1. Thanks Big D. I have just added this to my Shows I Wouldn't Watch For A Million Dollars list.

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  3. What happens when one of the "Bee-Jones" kids decides to marry a "Pederman-Fletcher" kids? Is it Bee-Jones-Pederman-Fletcher or F-P-B-J. These hyphenated family names is yet another idiotic trend foisted upon us by feminism and liberalism. *Everything* needs to be turned upside down, emptied, and "fixed."

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  4. Sorry for the extra question. What does TBS stand for? I assume in this context it's not Torpedo Bomber Squadron.

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    1. Total Bull S* a network started by Liberal Ted Turner

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  5. Is there any empirical evidence that busing schoolkids made things better?

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    1. Yes, and it doesn't--with the current batches of kids moving through.

      Reversion to the mean is the common effect now, which is entirely a motivational factor that they don't want to look at (and is passed down to siblings).

      The most significant factors in test scores now are parental involvement, family stability and abuse, medication maintenance (see prenatal drug abuse), and pier pressure (if any). Feel free to extrapolate from there.

      (Stealth redistricting then becomes the preferred method in counties when the true variables above won't be discussed)

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  6. 16 blocks in that hell hole could mean a 60 minute ride. Surely they wouldn't walk. Love the smack back in their faces - racist bigots.

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  7. If you can't move the schools out of the rich neighborhoods and closer to the poor ones, then move the low income families out of the poor neighborhoods and into the rich ones. Would the B-J family welcome low income government housing next door to them in the interest of "diversity," or is Lefty rhetoric a mile wide but only an inch deep?

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    1. That's a micro-meter deep, and only then at flood tide.

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  8. Fletcher? Piper? Ridley? Good Lord Almighty what the he** is the matter with these people?

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  9. Liberals are hypocrites? I'm shocked! GOC

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