I have followed this bizarre "oldtimeplayer" nonsense for a while.
"Oldtimeplayer" you have single handedly destroyed the online version of the free weekly of Memphis, TN and Shelby County.
I have also learned that you trolled the onlne version of The Commercial Appeal but haven't the means by which to afford to do so no that they have a paywall.
Here is what you used to do over on the online version of the Commercial Appeal...
Darn shame you had to bring your trolling here, but then again you haven't the fiscal means by which to pay for your own town's newspaper and so you had to come on over to the free weekly.
I do not care about what happens to my little free account here because I am having nothing more to do with the online version of The Memphis Flyer because of what is being allowed here with "oldtimeplayer". The worse that can happen is that my IP will be blocked but I do not care because I have no interest in coming to this site again at all and will be blocking it form my browser.
Here is a sampling of what "oldtimeplayer"does....
That is what I thought. Generalizations is all you got. What was those 22k suspensions? In memphis schools, you will get a suspension if caught with a cell phone, if you are late and your parent don' come in. There are a multitude pf trivial, very minor that you can get suspended for, while, at the county schools, a lot of these type things are overlooked. So, just using generalizations without digging into the offenses that caused the suspensions is not fair, it is downright misleading. A lot of those suspensions are one day suspensions, not fro school, but when a student is late and the parent doesn't come with the student, at the end of the school day, the student is given an over-night suspension, so that their parents can come in the next day. That situation doesn't seem to me to be a serious discipline problem. If a student wears the wrong color shirt, shoes, etc, that is a one day, overnight, no class time is missed, suspension.
Esau, that just goes to show your racist, bigoted feelings about black people, kids. If you do your research, you can get a breakdown on what the suspensions were for. I have done so, that is why I know that what you and others spout is a bunch of racist crap.
As far as every county school having AP classes, this is true, but misleading. Your AP classes have a limited amount of seats available each year. So you go by the highest scores to fill those vacancies, whereas, in memphis, every child that meets the minimum qualifications can get into an optional program. They might not get the school that they want, but no qualified child that wants to go to optional programs are turned away.
You and others have constantly castigated our schools and, worse, denigrated our kids. That is what causes all of the acrimony. That is why a lot of parents are willing to fight, tooth and nail, to delay, to keep the muni's from getting their own school districts.
Like I say, eventually, you might get your own MSD's., but you won't get the property and schools; You will have to pay through the nose and the delay will be quite a while. I predict that none of the children in your schools now, from the fifth grade own will set foot in a municipal school building.
It is like Moses, a good man, but, even he, was not allowed to set foot in the promise land, nor was any of his generation.
Call me a fool, liar, racist or whatever, but you will have a fight on your hands. We will not give up nor in.
Just 2 weeks ago, my son was 30 minutes late and I accompanied him to school and signed him in. There were about 10 other students, in the office, whose parents were not there, the children were allowed to go to class, however they were given over night suspensions, so that their parents could come in the next morning to sign them in. The paperwork was done, and by mcs rules, those paper become a part of the statistics. Multiply that by over 100 shcools and you can see where a lot of that 22% suspension rate came from. Any infraction, regardless how trivial, in mcs, must be reported to the board daily.
So, like I say, those statistics are mis-leading, just like the stuff that you and others spout.
...BYE! YOU GUYS CAN HAVE IT!
...NICE KNOWING YOU FOLKS!
"The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism." ~Sir William Osler (1849 - 1919)
Little something to chew on for one of the most recent and most inanely prolific posters here.
Whoops: statistician, not statistical!
There is no way to edit, eh? I am sorry.
I'm assuming it would not be hard for a statistical to learn of where the pockets of gun based violence in the city happen. Actually I am astonished that this fellow is speaking as though it will be a mysterious act to learn of such a thing.
In Memphis there is gang based gun violence, drug based gun violence, robbery based gun violence, rape based gun violence, mugging based gun violence, domestic dispute based gun violence, and so on...
The guns are just as much at the root cause of the problem as the various acts of violence. But, what came first...the chicken or the egg? Maybe that which brings forth the most gun based violence needs to be tended to first? But, according to this fellow that will take a while to learn of?
When are things going to truly start getting under way toward a common good with the consolidation?
If all of this with the consolidation was a house, the foundation would not even be built yet.
By Frank Murtaugh
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