Monday, June 22, 2015

If You Care About Education



Watch this video if you care about the education of low income students!



Dr. Roland Fryer addresses the significance of inequality and discrimination in the 21st Century with an emphasis on educational inequality.



Please share this video with your family and friends!


Marc Sims
Chicago



PS

Along with co-author Will Dobbie, Fryer collected “unparalleled data” on 35 elementary and middle charter schools in New York City by conducting extensive interviews and videotaping classrooms.
Their results are fairly counter-intuitive. They showed that traditional solutions like class size, per-pupil expenditure, and the number of teachers with advanced degrees are not correlated with effectiveness, and in fact, “resource-based solutions” actually lowered school effectiveness.
Instead, they found five qualities that made up about 50 percent of a charter school’s effectiveness.  These are:
1. Frequent teacher feedback
2. Data driven instruction
3. High-dosage tutoring
4. Increased instructional time
5. Relentless focus on academic achievement.





Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Oppression of The Masses






African Americans (aka Black People Once know as Negros and Colored People) are too focused on being oppressed by "racists" institutions.  I'm not saying there is no oppression by various public and private institutions.  What I am saying is we are too focused on someone or some institution that is oppressing and disrespecting African Americans. 

Our "leaders", celebrities, and media producers and personalities should have us more focused on the subjects of health, family, education, business, and creating generational wealth.  African American preachers, politicians and especially radio host should be redirecting our mind set so we resolved the challenges we face as a people.  The masses of African Americans, especially low income and working class African Americans need our "leaders" to lead us way from a constant crisis and grievance mode.

Maybe the African American leaders, celebrities, media producers, preachers, politicians, and radio personalities are unknowingly or knowingly a part of the oppression of African Americans.

Marc Sims
Chicago

Thursday, April 9, 2015

A Mass Education Movement









We African Americans (aka Black People) need to have a very serious discussion about our future in the city of Chicago.

We are a declining and ageing population that are devoid of innovated visionary leadership.  The crime that is committed by Black men and other manifestations of ghettoeness makes our neighborhoods very undesirable.

I feel a mass education movement is our only hope.  We must developed ways to ensure all African American elementary school students can at least read and write at grade level.    If we don't implement a mass education movement in Chicago the implosion of our neighborhoods will accelerate.





Marc Sims
Chicago


"Up, you mighty race, accomplish what you will."


Marcus Garvey
 


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Ashamed To Vote For Rahm Emanuel








You may agree Mayor Rahm Emanuel is the practical choice for mayor, and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is popular choice for mayor of Chicago.  In the parts of Chicago I drive through I see more "Chuy" Garcia for mayor signs than Rahm Emanuel for mayor signs.      

This election is mostly about ability vs. likeability.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel is very smart , well connected, and could keep positioning Chicago as a global city.  Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is the candidate for residents who live outside of the tourist areas of Chicago.  

Commissioner Garcia's supporters seem very motivated to vote for him.  Are the residents of Chicago that will vote Rahm Emanuel ashamed to let their neighborhoods know they're making an unpopular choice?  

Sings or no signs, ability or likeability, the candidate that has the most campaign workers in the neighborhoods wins. 


Marc Sims
Chicago