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Charter’s schools are all non-union. This is where the trouble begins and ends. Someone is slowly losing their since of “White Privilege” and regardless of successes within Harvest Prep and Eric Mahmoud’s other educational facilities, Minnesota Nice wants it all to go away. It’s funny how the Star Tribune can be used as a public relations agency for White Privilege. By the way, I don’t see any mention of the school in Faribault, MN that had the same “troubles” as Synergy Academy. If any union in Minnesota should be busted down, it’s the antiquated, racist teachers unions.
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by Donald W.R. Allen, II – Editor in Chief/The Independent Business News Network
Minneapolis, MN. (IBNN/Education/Racism/Politics’, August 10, 2012)… Maybe the auditors should try investigating the culture of lowered expectations for Black kids that exists in most schools. A culture that to this day lacks an accurate history of our contributions to this country. A culture that fails to educate all kids on the brutality suffered by our people throughout this country’s history. A culture that, too often, contributes to our kids going to prison instead of college.
These are the criminal acts if the Minnesota Department of Education, the Legislature, the Governor truly care about our kids; they should be bending over backwards to support Black run schools that are having successful outcomes with Black kids through ongoing, robust funding. But no – that would be too much like right. Too much like equity. Too much like self-determination. Sadly, none of this surprises me, especially the role played by the Star Tribune.
I’m a little ticked at the Star Tribune, the Minnesota Department of Education and the Teachers Union. In the last two days, the Strib has published two stories about Eric Mahmoud, headmaster of the most successful charter schools in Minneapolis…no, wait the state.
The vicious attacks on Harvest Prep’s leadership by members of the teachers unions and MDE come at a time where MPS is working with Mahmoud and his Mastery Charter School Program. This has pissed off the old, antiquated group of teachers union administrator to the point were they have put pressure on the MDE commissioner to throw a “roadblock” in front of Mahmoud. This shameful display of heinous interference, is much like the Republicans not really wanting to work with President Obama – and making it difficult by “side-tracking” all of his plans.
The major issue here is White Privilege and the jealousy of some old cronies who don’t want Eric Mahmoud to succeed in further closing the Achievement Gap in the poor minority communities of the Twin Cities.
Yes folks, these are White women, those special kind of minorities – some of the same ones responsible for the achievement gap and holding lead positions in human resource departments across Minnesota that don’t hire to many people of color for anything making Minneapolis the worst in just about everything. Let’s call it what it is, racism.
A paragraph from Saturday’s Star Tribune story, “State inquiry focuses on failed north Minneapolis charter school,” says, “The state inquiry into Eric Mahmoud’s school enterprises will investigate whether they should repay the state up to $6.1 million after a residential academy built with state money failed on the north Minneapolis campus of SEED Daycare, according to newly released documents.”
The residential academy, Synergy Academy was way ahead of its time. State, local and public school officials didn’t gel with Mahmoud’s vision for smart, educated minorities in 2002. They don’t like the idea of smart minority children in 2012 either.
This is an IBNN’s standard if Harvest Prep and its organizations have to give money back:
If Mahmoud has to pay back a dime, then the Minneapolis Public Schools must return over $700 million dollars to the MDE and state for their generational failure to educate Black’s and Native Americans in Minneapolis.
…It’s as simple as that.