Chicago Teacher Grades State of Union

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

But may have missed the speech. “I teach at Lindblom Math and Science Academy, a school that sits in a nearly 100-year-old building in Englewood, one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in Chicago,” Gina Caneva writes on the Education Post. “Ninety-five percent of our student body is either African-American or Latino(a), and 60 percent of our students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch.”

“In listening to the State of the Union, it was consistently clear to me that students like mine, who are in every major city across America, are not on President Trump’s agenda.”

Maybe she missed this part: “Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low. African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded, and Hispanic American unemployment has also reached the lowest levels in history.”

If she did miss it, she is not alone. The Congressional Black Caucus apparently did not notice it either.

Perhaps it was because of the president’s notorious sing-song delivery.