Yes you do. ^ this is supporting the current ineffective school system. journal of Blacks in higher education... - whites from families with income of less than 10,000 had a mean SAT score of 933. this is 129 points higher than the national mean for all blacks - whites from families with incomes below 10,000 had a mean sat test score that was 61 points higher than blacks whose families had income of between 80,000 and 100,000. - blacks from famlies with incomes of more than 100,000 had a mean sat score that was 85 points below the mean score for whites from all income levels, 139 pionts below the mean score of whites from families at the same income level, and 10 below the average score of white students from families whose income was less than 10,000. The problem is not related to income, stop hoodwinking like KKK-democrats. Economic status can't close the achievement gap. We've doubled per-pupil spending, adjusting it for inflation, for the past 30 fucking years. Yet schools are not better. - Total U.S. K-12 spending increased from 4,505 per student in 1970 to 9,553 in 2002. Despite this incress in spending, Student performance on SAT scores fell from 1049 in 1970 to 1026 in 2003. In 2006, Milton friedman foundation sponsered a poll of floridians. They were asked how much they thought their state had spent per-pupil on public education. 50% thought they spent no more than 4,000 per-pupil per-year. 62% thought thought they no more than 6,000 per-pupil per-year. Only 5% got it correct, the state spends between 7,000 and 8,000 per-pupil per-year. Despite this incress in per-pupil spending, Floridians responded with what they thought the amount of state spending per-pupil should be, though two-thrids responded with an amount less than or at the current level of what is being spent. If money was the case We'd be running the best school systems in the United states. For example, The district of columbia, Where the enrollment is predominantly black, spends more per-pupil than any school district in the nation. Infact, in 2005 they spent 13,328 per-pupil, But it gets better, the national average that year was just under 10,000. Here is the kicker, its scores are among the wrost in the nation. (double take if you will) If money were the solution to this mess the problem would already be sloved. Let me address the problems needing fixed to reach the achievement Gap. - What we need is the highest quality of teachers possible regardless of skin color. Diversity policies serve no one and accomplish nothing. If we truely want to fix the achievement gap, we must vastly improve the teacher quality. Instead of shoving in underqualified Black and Latino teachers who can't pass a simple minimum skills test. This also goes for underqualified asians and whites as well. - school choice that empowers parents and students, not the educational bureacrats. - It is up to the individual to choose his or her own path that leads to hope and promise. - curricula that rejects fads and political correct distractions and instead embraces a back to basics approach. The core teaching principles based on testing: Science, reading, writting, arithmetic, english, and humanities. Truth is if you do not learn these skills, Guess what? You will not climb the ladder of economic and social opportunity in america. - Instilling and reinforcing soft skills... Skills including successful interaction, effective communication, creativity, analytical thinking, etc... not only should this last step be practiced at school it should be practice at home as well. - The liberals/NEA public school system is holding children back. - But the Primary explantion for this achievement gap in educational performance isn't genetic, no-no, it is cultural. Understand, the Culture of learning in black homes is often counter-productive to student achievement. Which explains why a child growing up in a affluent black home could still be lagging academically. For example: A individual, could be worth 500 million, but that alone won't guarantee his children will experience high educational achievement. In the 1960's who blocked the doorways while conservatives tried pushing desegregation legislation, the piece of shit Democrats thats who, Fuck'em. Did you even read the joint-canadian/American statistics fully? frist of all, 3,500 Canadians were compared to 5,200 U.S. residents in that study. The statistics were pretty much similar accept in a few areas. And to correct those few areas I've suggested Perfect-market for Lower-income recipients. Where we were fatter, they were terrible smokers.