St Louis MO - where Aaron X's depression about the city's depression extends from.
A city in population decline:
1960 750,026 −12.5%
1970 622,236 −17%
1980 452,801 −27.2%
1990 396,685 −12.4%
2000 348,189 −12.2%
A City dominated by those with failed policies:
The Democratic Party has dominated St. Louis city politics for decades.
The city has not had a Republican mayor since 1949 and the last time a Republican was elected to another city-wide office was in the 1970s. As of 2006, 27 of the city's 28 Aldermen are Democrats.
St Louis - AS CITY ON THE MOVE. Dropping from #1 to #2:
According to Morgan Quitno's "14th Annual America's safest/most dangerous cities" report, St. Louis dropped from the number one "Most Dangerous" city in America in 2006 back to the number two most dangerous city in America in 2007.
Bush is the reason for our unemployment problems above the national rate:
2008 Jan 6.4
2008 Feb 6.2
2008 Mar 6.4
2008 Apr 5.3
2008 May 6.0
2008 Jun 6.4
2008 Jul 7.2
Come to our great schools and see how NOT TO DO it
Great Schools Rating: 2 out of 10
30,920 children in 91 schools
82% Black students; 14% White; 2% Hispanic; 2% Asian
(You have to understand how Aaron X will spin this sad statistic. He will accuse ME of WANTING THESE BLACK CHILDREN TO SUFFER in failed schools........rather than considering WHO IS ALREADY RUNNING THESE SCHOOLS .......and FAILING THESE BLACK CHILDREN. This is how the perverted mind of the Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive-Fundamentalist Racism Chaser works. Despite them being in control - they blame OTHER PEOPLE for their failures)
Per Student Spending:
St Louis $10,770
MO state average: $7,901
Public Schools Superintendent:
John A. Wright, Ph.D.
The St. Louis Board of Education is composed of members elected at large by the voters of the City of St. Louis.
The School Board has the legal responsibility for the education of children from ages 5 to 21 who live within the city boundaries. It is a policy-making body with the primary function of establishing and monitoring rules, plans and procedures for the school system. The Board appoints a superintendent to manage its budget, supervise the staff and students, and make recommendations for the operations of the schools and support services.
HERE IS THE MISSION STATEMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD:
St. Louis Public Schools is the district of choice for families in the St. Louis region that provides a world-class education and is nationally recognized as a leader in student achievement and teacher quality.
We will provide a quality education for all students and enable them to realize their full intellectual potential.
* All children can learn, regardless of their socioeconomic status, race, or gender
* The African American Achievement Gap can be eliminated
* Parents must be included in the education process
* Competent, caring, properly supported teachers are essential to student learning
* The community must be involved in encouraging high achievement for all children
* The St. Louis Public Schools are obligated to help students overcome any obstacles that may hinder their learning by forming partnerships with the entire community
Have they LIVED UP TO THEIR MISSION by any stretch of anyone's imigination? Or must you use the "audacity of hope" to see their success?
WHY does this man (Aaron X) have any CREDIBILITY again?