May be you should compare with Asians on CDC web site.
This "article" is a disaster. Ms. Smith is it considered "reporting" when you print whatever the large corp. feeds you? From Austin Byrds's mouth to the Flyer website. Noticed you directly quoted him in another story you did after this.
There were no attemps to contact anyone and get the other side of the story. If the Flyer had any kind of clue at all they would be ashamed of "printing" these lies.
This is literally the only story the Flyer has ever done on S&N. Nevermind the two mass layoffs that followed this, the two multimillion dollar settlements with organizations of the federal government that occurred within 5 years of each other (bracketing this fiasco), the local tax breaks for jobs that never came, the removal of Ortho's upper management, merging the ortho division with the Endo division... None of these stories warranted a mention, but the Flyer rushed this up within days of the orginal suit being filed (2 days).
Funny this article mentions the complaint is 29 pages long... The orginal complaint against Jerry Sandusky was 29 pages long too, that one detailed a lot of criminal activity, it took them 10 years of investigation to get. S&N complaint was filed on Fri. Mar. 11th. just about 48 hours after the first allegation.
How about a follow up on this? I'm sure this move worked out for Smith & Nephew, right? Ortho division still going strong? Did this decision work out for the Management that was in place when this went down? How about counterclaims leveled against the corp.? What details are in those legal doc.'s that the Flyer has yet to report on?
I'm no bigot. However, OTP is likely the typhoid Mary of the intellect.
I have made my living, giving my adult children a very good education, etc. I don't have to sit and worry about grammar. As long as those that read the post understand what I am trying to say, that is sufficient.
While you are giving your fellow teachers a good laugh, ask them why they are ineffective when it comes to teaching, especially minority students. I would think that instead of laughing at one who no longer competes in the job market, that time could be better utilized by them to hone their teaching skills.
Now, that is another post that you and them can laugh at.
The omniscient one is trying to discredit Dr. Lisa Klesges, a phD in epidemiology who is putting together a school of public health at UofM with credentials from UTHSC, work with Mayo Clinic and at St. Jude.
It is a wonder that there is any room in Shelby County for a single other person with a narcissistic ego that size.
That is the funny thing about data. When you look at it facially, it seems only one way, but, when you categorize it into socio-economical differences between subsets of totals, you get a different picture. You can't say that one group is having more sex than another which produces more certain types of stds, but, you can say that the use of condoms, good ones reduces the risk of certain stds, but, it does not necessarily mean that one group is having more sex than another. I would imagine if you grouped by economics and social status and education attainment of the parents, the figures would probably be around the same. This has been found to be true when it comes to a number of things, crime, drugs, education achievement, etc. Even culture plays a part. I would imagine that one would find a higher degree of stds in catholic Hispanics because if they follow the tenets of their faith, they don't believe in the use of contraception tools (condoms).
But you, in showing your bias, won't stop to think of any of that; all you know is that it is those blacks with the problem. It is like the old county school district. When looking at the report card for the district as a whole, it gets good marks, however, when you separate the students by race, then economics and education attainment of the parents, you see a totally different result. In other words, the old county district did a terrible job educating the lower economic black students. Go to the past TDOE Report Cards and look at the past years of the old SCS, it is right there in black and white.
Your posts show that you are a closet bigot, but, when anything bad surfaces about blacks, you come out of the closet swinging for the fences. It is quite obvious from your posts.
Education is a factor within the concept of SES. Therefore, to say "compare data based on educational and socioeconomic status" is non sequitur, which leads me to believe "Random" is a poor student from a poor teacher.
Even so, the data on the effects of SES on health is ambiguous, at best. Furthermore, there are chicken and egg problems when doing such things. For example, would more education, money, and status change such things, or is the reverse the case.
The best minds wanna know, so, when you and "Random" figure it out, Mr. otP, let us know.
Meanwhile, I will still teach that the best way to avoid STD's is to keep your body parts to yourself, unless you are sharing them with a spouse.
Oh Good God
Now he's an expert in public health. F#ck me. 1 in 92 vs 1 in 1000 is no big deal?!
JR - One more question.
How do you feel about TFA and Memphis Teacher Residency? Hobson admitted in the last school board meeting that TFA retention is 21% after the commitment of two years while traditional teaching programs retention is 71%. Hobson also admitted its not a sustainable model. Hobson defended spending $1.8M based on the fact that it's Gates money, not ours, and that the state claims the TFA teachers are more effective. That last part I take with a BIG grain of salt. I think TVAAS is crap. Both the suburban board members voted against the contract. According to the model, they are spending about $34K each on 50 teachers. So have they spent that much money training you? They damn sure better be 50 highly effective teachers.
Tennessee does not have a blanket open enrollment law.
They have enacted two law that deal with open enrollment in certain circumstances:
TCA 49-1-602 Intra-district transfers that are mandatory. If a stundent is zoned to a school that is failing, that child must be transferred to a school that is not.
TEC 29.201- 29.204 Inter-district/voluntary. a child can transfer to another district if the receiving district approves it and tuition can be charged and student is responsible for their own transportation.
TEC 25.031-25.034 intra-district/voluntary. a child can transfer from one school to another in the same district if the school has space available. Transportation must be provided at the parents expense.
So, again, Homer, you jumped the gun and don't know what you are talking about.
The only schools in Memphis that are all optional are: J. P. Freeman Middle and Fairview (I am not totally sure about this one) along with Balmoral/Ridgeway IB Elem. and Oak Forest ELEM IB school. The two elementary schools are all option but, they must take children that live within their attendance zones.
None of the optional programs in Memphis are competitive. All a child has to do is meet the minimum requirements to attend. They are not ranked in priority by grade scores. If there are more applicants than spaces available, priority is given according to date and time of application.
As long as the majority SCS BOE is composed of Memphians, you will see no change in this format. To make these open seats competitive by score for free public education, k-12 would violate the 14th amendment, equal protection clause.
Like I say, Homersimpson, shouting, but really not saying anything.
I like that!
Eeyore, take notice of that short post.
I know my board isn't looking to share a super, but if Lakeland and Arlington choose to do so, who is going to challenge it?
My guess is it wouldn't come up until the board officially tried to get the state to approve its MSD. If I'm Lakeland or Arlington, I would have a back up plan in place in case the state does have a problem with it.
Ultimately, I bet we see the state remove the ban on SSDs, and at some point in the future you will see Lakeland and Arlington create a combined SSD.
Germantown and Collierville could do the same if it made sense, but I don't believe that's in either city's plans at this point.
The difference between intra and inter is just semantics? I need to let all the English teachers know that the wise one has spoken. Sending this one out to a few colleagues since they will need a Monday morning laugh especially when they know it's from the same person who said that that our only constitutional responsibility is basic education. My two AP history teachers had a field day with that one!
Compare data based on educational and socioeconomic status, not on race.
Do your math! That is not rampant! It is higher than the national average, but, I wouldn't classify that as rampant.
Just because someone else introduces something doe not mean you are to take it as fact or by agreeing with it even though it is overblown. It shows that you are bigoted and are ready to jump at anything negative toward Memphis, especially its majority black population.
The Commercial Appeal, just as most news media, always try to make things out to be more outrageous than they are.
I really must get more plugged into this site. If OTP is entitled to an "official stance", how do I run for office? Is it like Monopoly? Or do virtual office holders get paid in Bitcoin?
1.) I did not introduce the issue. Someone else did, which, if you even bothered to read what I wrote, then you would know that.
2.) Here, in a news article about someone I know personally, is the data you seek.
3.) Nationally, one in every 1000 persons has an STD, but in Memphis it is one in 92. This means that Memphis has a rate that is 10x the nation.
Frankly, that is scary bad. It's a disgrace.
Chlamydia rates are 8 times higher in AA than in whites.
Chlamydia can lead to infertility.
The CDC estimates that chlamydia along with other STD's leave at least 24,000 women unable to bear children each year.
Now, maybe the data is wrong. Who knows. But it says what it says.
It is clear that if I bothered to present more detail you would get lost in the numbers so I won't bother, but nothing prevents you from looking it up yourself.
I am fed up with your accusations without anything to back you up!
Now in your latest post, please give us the approximate numbers and the source. Please take into consideration that the population of Memphis is approximately 646,000. So, you show us where and how these numbers that you won't say constitute rampant.
If you are unable to do so, it shows that you are bias and don't know what the hell you are talking about.
The constitutional rights of individuals is not predicated on dollar signs. Whatever the cost, the individual rights of citizens of the U. S must be upheld. That is why you don't vote on the individual rights of citizens, they are born with certain rights and that is not up to debate.
Me, I live in Memphis because of choice, not because I can't afford to live elsewhere, including any one of the munis.
Eeyore, you and others are concentrating your concern on the wrong thing and the wrong entity. Memphis, as a city, could give less than a rat's ass about your proposed msds. Memphis is only interested in preserving the integrity of, the SCS and the tax paying citizens of Memphis when it comes to funding and control of the SCS. Memphis wants to make sure that no funds from the citizens other than what is now prescribed by law be expended on the creation and/or operation of any msd in the suburban county. Memphis got what it wanted, the dropping of the MCS charter and it's rightful proportion of seats on the SCS BOE. Memphis, being the most populated entity in the county want to insure that the unified SCS has enough buildings to house it's students, not only now, but in the foreseeable future so as to not having to put extra expense on it's citizens for building new facilities down the road.
As far as whether it is illegal to share the position of Director of Schools, all at-large positions on the munis school BOE's, that is a matter for the minority population of each muni. If they are happy with it, then, I have no problem with it. I merely pointed out what they could do about it if they are not happy with it.
The same with the kids that live in unincorporated areas of the county. Being that Memphis, by reason of it's majority on the SCS BOE, it is important that the rights of those kids be defended by the SCS. If parents of the students that live in these unincorporated areas want to file a lawsuit and/or claim with the Office of Civil Rights over discrimination (fostering segregation by creating msds) let them do so. I live in Memphis, though I am concerned, it really doesn't affect me.
Go with your msds, however, do not expect any help and/or expertise or financial support by the city of Memphis and the SCS (Memphis controlling).
So, there you have it, my official stance on this whole situation.
Perhaps I should reconsider my viewpoint on "the biggest problem memphis has". Perhaps we should all just consider the effects of rampant chlamydia. Maybe davec is right to be concerned about such things when the topic is the schools systems.
I shall ponder the issue.
If G'town tried to create an "all aa district, the first thing they'd have to do is create 28-30 very tiny, tiny districts with about 1300 or 1400 people in each district. This would get very interesting. There are more Asians in G'town than aa, and almost as many of the various types of hispanics. Even if they were all bunched up, which they are not, G'town would have one aa district, two Asian districts, one Hispanic district, and 26 White districts.
So, under these circumstances, what would change? Nothing. It would cost lots more and likely increase tensions, so, if we use memphis calculus, why not go for it!
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