On another post Questioner wrote:
From the article:
"City schools last week began a full-day, month-long summer program in which 32 black male students in 9th and 10th grades receive a $100-per-week stipend for participating. The program, paid for by Heinz Endowments, helps East End students who struggle with math and reading."
-PPS does seem to be focused on gender distinctions these days. Why not a program for girls struggling with math and reading? And why only black students?
And then Anonymous wrote:
You forgot the famed Derrick Lopez quote:
We incentivize them enough so we can (instill) ... that this should be a pattern you follow during the school year," said Derrick Lopez, assistant superintendent of secondary schools.
Just a few points-if one does not read the newspaper-we will never know the latest PPS imitative.
Lopez is a great Hoover sweeper sweeping under the carpet and resurfacing squeaky clean with agenda.
$400 each for 32 students. -we are really gender specific and race specific here in this Summer Program.
Is it a free Program? As they advertise the other Summer Program.
Why not Black girls are we being sexist?
Let us here of the selection process~from the Board? When?
Girls have a right as well all socio-economic background indicators-not just race and gender specific.
What about the Semolinan children or other immigrants. Why were they not given a chance-Do they have a special ESL program there-maybe they should and work with them?
Are the students selected from all around the PPS district or just the East End?
Where is this program located and housed?are the students being transported and fed?
Is it housed at Westinghouse-how In addition, do we see a goodwill tour for gender specific schools?
Hey, where is the lawsuit against this type of specific criteria?
The Wellness Program involved-are they a separate vendor-health counselors-Phys Ed teachers
With the Wellness Program involved-are they implying health issues as another indicator for selecting the 32 black boys? Heaven forbid-they are saying the boys cannot even get their homework done after school and must participate in some form of athletic activity or they have an eating disorder or need to lose weight.
Are we labeling here in this program?
What are the specifics of the curriculum and behavior modifications for alternative classroom behaviors if necessitated?
Just a little bit of criteria-there should be more.
I guess the Heinz Foundation will write a check –for PPS whims.