FAILING SCHOOLS: Don’t Blame ‘White Privilege’ Or ‘Racism’ — THIS Is The Culprit

Written by William Pauwels on November 22, 2016

There is an element of truth in the charge that White Privilege and Racism are the cause of minority poverty, unemployment and violence. However, more often than not, the primary cause of minority poverty is upbringing, family life, community culture, personal effort and self-motivation and discipline, and effective education (i.e. not simply school attendance but true-learning).

Over time, the lack of true-learning leaves a student increasingly behind and unable to succeed in a competitive society of growing complexity. Minority students, on the other hand, who attend Catholic schools and Charter schools – and who complete their educational process – are able to compete effectively as working adults.

Public Charter and Private Schools have an advantage over public schools because they can discipline students and terminate teachers who do not succeed in achieving the true-learning of students under their care. Public schools are unable to do this as effectively because teacher unions and public school boards inhibit them. It is simply a case of cause and effect. Blaming it on White Privilege and Racism obscures the primary cause of ongoing minority poverty, unemployment and violence.

Hopefully the Trump Administration – with less concern about political correctness – will be able to effectively address this cause and effect relationship. It can be done! . . . by removing politics from the educational process . . . and by putting student interests ahead of unionized teacher-interests and Board-of-Education interests.

In God we must trust . . . but we must always do our part – to secure and promote the truth and a better way – to protect our freedom and interests –- and to defend the Judeo-Christian American-Way.

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Share if you agree “white racism” and “white privilege” can’t share all the blame for the terrible condition of our minority schools.

William Pauwels
William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.