Skip to comments.Biden: "Children should be educated to the degree they are educable."
Posted on 07/12/2012 9:00:39 AM PDT by Nachum
Vice President Joe Biden at the NAACP conference says that "Children should be educated to the degree they are educable." (July 12, 2012)
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Children should be educated to the degree that they’re are willing to be educated. Which is the rub: far, far too many students don’t want to put forward the effort to be educated - and if they’re not willing to be educated, their capabilities are irrelevant.
I'm sure he got a standing ovation from the two dozen in attendance.
It's the unspoken, but dominant, paternalistic view that most white liberals have towards black and hispanic people. And, inexplicably, they consider it racist when white people expect black people to be completely able to address their problems and meet their successes in life, just like they do.
George Bush called it "the soft racism of lowered expectations."
No, what this means is that the government will decide who will continue on in school and who will be left behind. Are you really comfortable with that? Kids in good school districts will continue, kids in crappy school districts, well.. you know.
Looks like ol Joe believes in only outcome-based education for his friends at the NAACP. Someone needs to remind Joe that that second “A” stands for ADVANCEMENT!
As one who has fought my local school district for several years, you are exactly right.
Uh oh, that is bigoted against slow learn chilluns in the inner city democrat ghetto plantations, maybe even wacist.
when i was in high school, some schmuck predicted a shortage of guidance counselors. so everybody going into career counselign was counselled into being (you guessed it) a guidance counselor.
so the next thing you know, there’s a glut of guidance counselors, adn those people who let the school decide what they should be found themselves in trouble. too much competition for too few jobs...
Wow, now THAT’S a slippery slope, indeed!
raised in pretty much the same environment, so here’s the deal, teach your kids to research options carefully, teach them to look carefully into the future. My kids know this becuase I preach it daily. Also, never trust the government! My kids know this too, LOL!
“Children should be educated to the degree they are educable.”
To be fair about it he did go on to say that the audience was so clean and articulate that he was sure their children were highly educable.
That’s about the first, and probably the only time, I’ll actually agree with Biden the Slow. Some kids aren’t a fit for college curricula, so encourage them to look to learning trade skills.
Biden the Slow...
Somebody wanna ask Ol’Joe how we know when enough is enough? Wouldn’t want to waste any resources on educational overkill——pretty much the same as being promoted to the level of inopmpetence. In Joe’s case his brain bun spent way more time in the school’s oven than he was good for. He should have stuck with a nice manual labor career since his adult work product sure as bleep doesn’t justify anything past eighth grade.
Alexander Hamilton, the only President of the United States who was never President of the United States...
But don’t ask Bite’em!
Thank you! A couple years ago, I wrote a parody to the Irish pub song, “Rosin The Bow,” titled “Biden the Slow.” I`ll have to go and find it.
I am a Adult Education/GED instructor. I’ve seen and heard a lot of sad stories from my students. The one that moved me the most was a young man who came to me to help him because he hadn’t passed the ASVAB exam to enter the military. He had a diploma from a public high school and a 2 year certificate from the vocational/technical school.
As I tried to help him with the questions, it became apparent that he could not answer the questions because he could not read the questions.
This young man wanted to enter the Army. This should be an achievable goal for any average high school graduate. The fact that he was GIVEN his diploma and certificate without the necessary education, he cannot not achieve this goal and his dream of being a soldier cannot come true. So, so sad.
Yeah, because they were part of the “good blacks.”
And here Romney was chided for being “demeaning.” The real issue was he was talking wayyyy over their heads.
Biden’s just trying — and doing a good job I might add — of shoring up his position which is primarily to make Obama appear competent in comparison.
But who decides which kids are "fit" and which ones aren't? We still have a choice in this country. I tell my kids "If you want something bad enough...work hard and strive!" This doesn't mean we need to continue lowering the bar so everyone can get what they want - but no one should be turned down from an education they seek and can afford just because some bureaucrats think that they aren't fit for college.
If they try and fail let it be on their own merit, not someone else's arbitrary decision.
BTW, I may have read too much into what you said, but this whole concept of us getting to some sort of “outcome-based education” is actually frightening.
(See “Gattaca” - Read “None Dare Call it Education”.)
I bet Biden’s head rattles if you shake it.
I bet Biden’s head rattles if you shake it.
I haven’t read all of the posts, so I apologize if someone has already mentioned this, but the left continues to lampoon Dan Quayle to this day.
I would love to see a book written highlighting Biden’s verbal gaffes. It would probably be a multi-volume set.
Of course since he’s a lapdog democrat, the media, the entertainment industry et. al. would never call him out.
dead wrote “- What he’s trying to say in Bidenspeak is that he, and other white liberals, don’t really expect the same results from black people that they expect from white people.”
Someone should let them know that when taxpayer money dries up(as it is close to doing)they will have the choice of whether to work or starve. That also applies to welfare bums and all the extra genres of “ mentally disabled” that Liberals have come up with. I get tired of going to the grocery and buying hamburger while watching those I know to be pillheads and alcoholics pile in the steaks. However, I would eat a steady diet of Ramen before I would stoop to the level of some of these jerks and I would be proud of it.
Thanks.. I was just trying to make the point that a paper degree isn`t for everyone if they`re not into filling squares for a degree. Some may be ready for trade skills training of some kind.
Wow. I find myself agreeing with Joe.
The world is not Lake Woebegone. Some children need to be left behind so that the best and brightest can really shine.
How smart would it be to learn a trade skill and earn your own way through college? And not have a load of school loans to pay off when you get your degree?
I cannot believe that Biden used the word ‘educable’. Any educator knows that ‘educable’ means having an IQ in the range of 50-70. Biden said this about the audience’s children, and they cheered him?
Yep. Wonder what he did with the 12 years after that?
My cat has more brains.
My cat has more brains.
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After all,he call Bosnians ‘Bosniacs’.
Yet some people think he’s great. Heaven only knows why.
Yeah I really screwed up, sorry about that
Right...now imagine if “too white” Mitt Romney had uttered this statement to a roomful of black people.
How many seconds would it have taken for them to start screaming RACIST! BIGOT!!!
I mean...is Joe suggesting black children might have different capabilities than any other children?
With all the gaffes he makes, can you imagine how the media would treat Biden if he was not a Democrat? The treatment they gave Dan Quayle and Sarah Palin would dwarf in comparison.
It looks like Jeff Dunham lost his dummy Walteri
I’m wondering if “Plugs” Biden is educable.
Sit down and shut up Joe!
When you meet a government teacher or principal, please remember that this person is a LIAR. If they weren't they would have been fired within their first year of teaching.
Illiterate and innumerate high school graduates liter the American landscape. Everyone of these former students, their parents, and the taxpayers were LIED to by their teachers and principals.
Personally....All of these teachers and principals should be prosecuted for criminal fraud on a massive scale because it costs up to a quarter of a million of PUBLIC money to house these kids in prison-like institutions ( under the threat of police action) for 13 or more years and the teachers and principals LIED about what these kids were doing.
Also...Each of these teachers and principals should be sued personally by the parents, the former student, and the taxpayers in a class action suit. Gee! If a physician **deliberately** withheld critical information about a life threatening cancer a lawsuit would almost certainly be forthcoming.
There are those of us who believe that the degree that children are educable is limitless. It only depends on the limits of the teacher.
Biden’s utterances should be preceded by “Upchuck Alert”.
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