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erodriguez Donating Member (532 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-10 01:00 PM
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The Huffington Post Sucks

The HP just released its 12 Ultimate Game Changers. One of which is Harlem Children's Zone Geoffery Canada.


From Hp:
Changed the game by ... waging an all-fronts war on poverty.

Canada is the founder of Harlem Children's Zone, a nonprofit that adheres to the belief that the only way to fight poverty is to take on all the issues surrounding it. Canada's group administers a "Baby College" that teaches parents how to foster brain development, offers family counseling, has a free health clinic, and operates a rigorous charter school that runs from kindergarten to twelfth grade. Canada's goal is to replace the failed systems of the pastespecially underachieving, unambitious schoolswith a new "conveyor belt" to the middle class, reliant on institutions that can step in and provide poor urban children the social education and stimulation that kids in the suburbs routinely receive. His work on how class can affect the brain development of toddlers has revolutionized how policymakers think about combating poverty.



I agree that cradle-to-adulthood services would help empower poor kids.

However, Canada just visited the UK and proclaimed that his schools "success" is built upon the fact that it is non-unionized.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/oct/05/geoffrey...

The test scores of his two schools are mediocre. One of which getting a C on its progress report and having about 50% of its 4th and 5th grade students passing their state tests, and just a 37% pass rate in 6th grade.

http://projects.nytimes.com/new-york-schools-test-score...

These grades are in spite of incredible resources and the ability to remove poor students from the schools.

So I tried to post these facts twice on HP. Both times they were sent into the blackhole by moderators.


Fuck HP!


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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-10 01:03 PM
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1. So one article makes the whole website bad
:eyes:

I mean lets put HP into perspective - it sure beats corporate sites like CNN, MSNBC or especially Faux News.
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erodriguez Donating Member (532 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-10 01:06 PM
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4. Not one article. Hp is on the blame the teacher kick for a while now.
Since the beginning of the Waiting for Superman nonsense they have been promoting it like crazy.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-10 01:04 PM
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2. Huff Post articles have so many comments
would anyone have seen your post anyway, if it was one post out of 1,200?
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erodriguez Donating Member (532 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-10 01:08 PM
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5. Regardless, I should get my say. Hell, shill newspapers like the NY Post lets people have their say
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SargeUNN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-10 01:06 PM
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3. Huffington Post has had several questionable articles
and seems to be more of a sensationalist site. Some of their articles are great but seems to be getting more and more trash filled instead of meaningful.
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erodriguez Donating Member (532 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-10 01:11 PM
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6. Good thing there is DU... I just donated because I am appreciative.
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-10 01:24 PM
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7. Looking at HuffPost's main page almost reminds me of looking at grocery store tabloids
There's some good stuff there but there's so much "junk" there that I don't like to visit much anymore


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lillypaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-10 02:13 PM
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8. Naughty, naughty
Ariana doesn't like it when you criticize her. :)
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-10 02:21 PM
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9. Don't the people sign up to the website vote.
How could Huff Puff be responsible for the public's opinion.???
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LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-10 03:00 PM
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10. Huffington Post is an excellent read each day!
Edited on Thu Oct-21-10 03:02 PM by LaPera
Besides their moderators who monitor posts to each story, that particular HP policy and moderator guidelines & censoring does indeed suck!
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