Thursday, 13 January 2011

Dramatic pedagogical breakthrough

Few areas of human endeavour attract more attention – and funding – than those geared towards improving educational performance. Being a sometime academic myself I can straight off the top of my head think of numerous examples. ‘Daylighting’ and other environmental factors, Deep Immersion techniques, multimedia, case based reasoning, team based learning, use of school counselors, use of non-standardised instruments, special diets and sleep regimes etc. Sadly, these have lead to marginal improvement at best. And the result is that western nations now continue to slide down international performance rankings.

It is therefore with great joy, and indeed excitement, that I present news of stunning performance improvements from South Africa. Now, I will concede that I have not been an unqualified admirer of the new Rainbow Nation. Perhaps it’s something to do with the fact that since ‘independence’ it has collapsed into a violent, crime-ridden, AIDS-infested, Turd World hell hole where the gub’mint feeds at the trough while whites are murdered in their beds by the thousand.

But I'm a fair and equitable man. I give credit where credit is due. And who can not give credit to the towering advances in academic performance achieved there over the last year? I'm not talking about incremental improvements of 5% or even 10%. No, my friends. Hold on to something steady as I bring you the thrilling news of an instance where the improvement was, wait for it, no less than 1470% That’s right – over one thousand percent improvement. Now I have to admit that this dramatic improvement is founded on a rather modest base. In fact it couldn’t be any lower, in that 0% passed the Matric the previous year. Ok, but a 1470% improvement is a 1470% improvement*

Now I know you’re breathless to learn this technique. You perhaps see the opportunity to apply it for yourself or your kids. Well, let me first point out that it has one drawback in that it’s quite expensive, although this encumbrance need not apply to you personally, as you will see.

So here it is. Based on a recent post in SAS, it seems that the technique can be distilled into the following key components:

1: Sit Matriculation

2: Fail Matriculation

3: Beat up teachers

4: Burn down school

5: Proudly collect, following a hasty review by the educationalists, your brand new Matriculation Certificate

And who says Africans can't innovate?


* For those pedants among you, I know one can't derive a percentage increase on zero. But allow me my rhetorical flourish, will you? It’s all in a good cause.

41 comments:

Bemused stare said...

It's all going swimmingly Sav.

Now as long as the Europeans etc keep playing ball by dumbing down their own people to match all those lovely folks that enrich their culture so much it will be just great.

Although I do think you ought to do your bit with a little more enthusiasm, perhaps by distributing cadmium supplements for your youngsters to speed things up a tad.

beppo said...

Interesting the way the meedja has managed to cover up all the gang related murders,rapes and mayhem which accompany disasters such as flooding (vide New Orleans and Katrina} when it occurs in Australia.

J Schwartz said...

Savant,

An interesting opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal:

"Once upon a time in West Africa, two kings named Acqua and Bell made a memorable request of British Prime Minister William Gladstone.

"We are tired of governing the country ourselves," they wrote in a letter dated Nov. 6, 1881. "Every dispute leads to war, and often to great loss of life, so we think it is the best thing to give up the country to you British men who no doubt will bring peace, civilization and Christianity in the country. Do for mercy's sake please lay our request before the queen. . . . We are quite willing to abolish all our heathen customs."

The kings' offer (which Gladstone declined) makes for interesting reading as one postcolonial state—Sudan—votes this week to split in two, with uncertain consequences. Another state—Côte d'Ivoire—stands on a razor's edge between outright dictatorship and civil war. And a third—Haiti, a de facto American colony from 1915 to 1934—has proved unable to pick itself even inches off the ground since last year's devastating earthquake. What, if anything, does it all mean?

It means that we've come full circle. It means that colonialism, for which the West has spent the past five decades in nonstop atonement, was far from the worst thing to befall much of the colonized world. It means, also, that some new version of colonialism may be the best thing that could happen to at least some countries in the postcolonial world.
...

That would be nice. But if history is any guide, it won't happen. Postcolonial Africa has seen the future. As often as not, it looks like Zimbabwe.

The West professes to "care" about countries like Haiti, Côte d'Ivoire and—at least for as long as George Clooney is in the area—south Sudan. But "care" at the level of simple emotion is little more than a cheap vanity. The colonialists of yore may often have been bigots, but they were also, just as often, doers. Their colonies were better places than the shipwrecked countries we have today.

One day, some latter-day King Acqua will come to the West with a similar plea. If we aren't prepared to shoulder the full burden entailed in the request, the least we can do is stop pretending we care."

http://www.google.co.nz/search?q=Wall+Street+Journal+ivory+coast&hl=en

Anonymous said...

Just to show that I do not neglect or ignore our darker brethren and sistren(?) in favour of the Red Sea Pedestrians.

... I give you an example of general negritude from somewhere in a little town called Ocala in Florida, U.S.A.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/florida/police-probe-wild-melee-caught-tape

Coming to you in the near future. -- If it has not yet arrived.

Interesting point to be made -- If blacks in America are so downtrodden, how come they're all so ... well-nourished, shall we say?

Cheers,

Uncle Nasty

Anonymous said...

* For those pedants among you, I know one can't derive a percentage increase on zero. But allow me my rhetorical flourish, will you? It’s all in a good cause.

Upper Class twits say that anything divided by zero is infinity rather than mathematically undefined so Upper Class Twitness I confer on thee!

Say high to Harriet Harman!

Bemused stare said...

Uncle Nasty said,

Interesting point to be made -- If blacks in America are so downtrodden, how come they're all so ... well-nourished, shall we say?


I assume you never saw the laugh riot about how they are demanding that EBT cards cover the cost of delivery for pizza.The NAPA's are the most coddled creature on earth.

Anonymous said...

Well Mr. Savant this is the future of Europe too.
Those 50 mil African enrichers are on their way and no one is going to stop them.
Between muslim rapist and burning schools you are in for a rude awakening indeed.

Then just before the last man in Europe dies of the stench of decay, would you kindly apologise to the boers for being such harsh critics in the past.
Hopefully the last Englishman standing will commit ritual suicide (hara kiri) for their theft of the boer republics on behalve of those eternal looters.
Liberals beware there will be no place to flee to when you are swamped by the locust.
Now I understand the meaning of "forgive them for they know not what they are doing"
I just wonder where Oppenheimer will move their head office to once Europe is gone, since they already had to flee SA because of the mess caused by themselves.

Anonymous said...

"Red Sea Pedestrians."

Fucking brilliant!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ivory coast today Europe and America tomorrow.
Soon we will all understand the relevance of the eternal system of varna ashrama dharma better known as apartheid.
Or as that dancing israeli said to the Americans on 9/11 "know you know how we feel "

Anonymous said...

Ivory coast today Europe and America tomorrow.
Soon we will all understand the relevance of the eternal system of varna ashrama dharma better known as apartheid.
Or as that dancing israeli said to the Americans on 9/11 "know you know how we feel "

kulak said...

I know one can't derive a percentage increase on zero.

Seeing as how their native tongue has only the concepts "one", "two", and "many", I'll let this one pass.

Krokodil said...

4: Burn down school

Black school pupils have been doing this in SA ever since the mid 70's. Back then, of course, the ANC actively encouraged it. Now, however, they obviously don't but, having gone down this route in the first place, it's a bit difficult to put a stop to old habits. Plus their abandonment of such good corrective measures as corporal punishment, both in schools and, more importantly, by the courts.

The ANC also encouraged foreign disinvestment from SA in the past - and now they struggle to get foreign investors back in. What you sow, you also reap...

Anonymous said...

savant, would it be possible for me and my friends to come to olde eire and put on a minstrel show with black face and funny jokes and sayings complete with mr, bones and mr, interlocuter and lest we forget the guy down front with the chicken bones and the tambourine, i beleive the local folks would love this representation of native american culture and wit, what say you mr, savant,

Anonymous said...

Good job, as usual, Savant. May God in his mercy help the remaining SA whites who have been completely ignored and abandoned by the West. Why don't these poor beleaguered whites receive even a fraction of the attention & empathy the MSM poured onto apartheid-oppressed blacks?

Anonymous said...

Uncle Nasty, Thanks for the "negritude" video link. Very refreshing and inspiring.... gives me hope for America, knowing that each of these little feral princesses will procreate at least three of themselves on my dime.
And @ Bemused - You said: "Now as long as the Europeans, etc. keep playing ball by dumbing down their own people to match all those lovely folks that enrich their culture so much it will be just great." This is so very true in American public schools (which is why my kids go to private schools.)

Anonymous said...

More negritude ... and of course the liberal responses to that negritude:-

http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/011157.html

Cheers,

Uncle Nasty

missingWMD said...

Checked that chimpout in Ocala. I used to know that town. When I knew it it was an upmarket horse-riding linda place. and the university was just down the road. Holy shit. Has it changed that much?

Anonymous said...

I must admit that this comes from News24 in South Africa which has all the credibility of a chocolate kettle, but maybe we should emulate Obama the KKK* and have the Audacity to Hope?

http://www.news24.com/World/News/Foreigner-phobia-grips-Europes-far-right-20110114

In case they take it down ...

Go to SAS:-

http://boerboel1.wordpress.com/

Scroll to:-

"Is Europe Waking Up?"

Cheers,

Uncle Nasty

PS, * = Koffee Koloured K**t.

Sorry, Elaine.

Anonymous said...

I found this story to be very refreshing- the governor of Maine, a very politically correct state, refuses to kowtow to race baiters.

http://www.pressherald.com/news/LePage-tells-NAACP-to-kiss-my-butt.html


"Gov. Paul LePage’s comment that the NAACP can “kiss my butt” sparked outrage today among civil rights group leaders who called his remarks “astonishing and troubling.”
...

“Tell ‘em to kiss my butt,” he said, laughing. “If they want to play the race card, come to dinner and my son will talk to them.”
"

Anonymous said...

These chimps (Ocala) are a different species. I now know that.

Anonymous said...

"Gov. Paul LePage’s comment that the NAACP can “kiss my butt” sparked outrage today among civil rights group leaders who called his remarks “astonishing and troubling.”

Wonderful. Read the article for the expected hissy fit.

Lyndon Johnson once famously said that "The NAACP wouldn't have the brains to pour piss out of a boot, if the instructions were printed on the heel."

Living proof that the best response to the Righteous is:- "Yes, I'm a racist. So What?"

They don't take rejection well, but indifference drives them to marble-chewing fury. Always a good thing as they just move on to easier targets.

Cheers,

Uncle Nasty

kulak said...

@Schwartz

It means, also, that some new version of colonialism may be the best thing that could happen to at least some countries in the postcolonial world.

Dixie shall rise again.

B Boru said...

But this LePage has a black (Jamaican) son. How come??

Anonymous said...

Doesn't EVERYONE prefer their own primary racial/ethnic group? So then, Uncle Nasty's post "Yes, I'm a racist. So What?" makes COMPLETE sense to me.

Anonymous said...

The age-old question ... who do you blame? I think this answers it.

"Kevin DuJan of HillBuzz for this dead-on-target [!] observation:

Conservatives always seem surprised by the activities of the Left. In the last three years of running HillBuzz, I honestly have come to believe that’s because conservatives are by and large really good people by nature. They are stunned, perpetually, by the actions of the Left because the Left consistently does things conservatives can’t imagine one human being doing to another. Because they would never do these things to people, conservatives can’t imagine other people ever doing them.

That’s a problem, because the Left consistently does these things…while conservatives are forever shocked, dismayed, surprised, and playing catchup.

http://tiny.cc/bt7xw

Cheers,

Uncle Nasty

SAVANT said...

UN - and yet, as a recovering - recovered - leftist, I can tell you that leftists see themselves as seriously superior morally.

Anonymous said...

SAVANT said...

UN - and yet, as a recovering - recovered - leftist, I can tell you that leftists see themselves as seriously superior morally.

Hey, SAVANT. I refer you to my not-so-tongue-in-cheek post on Vlad the Impaler putting his feet up ...

Cheers,

Uncle Nasty

Anonymous said...

Upon reflection, I guess I always tick-tocked between leftish (hate the fuzz and authority) and rightish (hate the hypocrites, hand-wringers and niggers**)

I have never seen fault in the old saying that a leftie is a conservative who's just been arrested and a rightie is a liberal who's just been mugged.

Cheers,

Uncle Nasty

** Sorry, Elaine. The devil made me do it.

Anonymous said...

Bemused stare said...

" ...I assume you never saw the laugh riot about how they are demanding that EBT cards cover the cost of delivery for pizza."

Sorry, Bemused Stare ... what is EBT? Welfare of some sort?

Cheers,

Uncle Nasty

Anonymous said...

Not all blacks are niggers. But a hell of a lot, are.

I present you a story about a woman who once referred to herself as the Mother of the Nation.

A friend of mine was forced to have business dealings with her. He said she was a mother, alright.

http://tiny.cc/u1ner

Got this from Sarah, Maid of Albion.

http://sarahmaidofalbion.blogspot.com/

Cheers,

Uncle Nasty

Bemused stare said...

Savant, it is that very "moral superiority" that helps them excuse their atrocious behaviour.

Take the congress critter that got ventilated in Az. The lefty lot jumped on that spewing lies and diving into the chance to fuck over the ordinary Joe.

And they could do so based on the "we are the good guys so anything goes as long as we win" thinking.

Franz said...

Dear Savant,

less than 24 left until MLK day commences and not one peep from you about the great teacher, preacher and savior of humanity.

If proper MLK worship is not forthcoming in a businesslike timeframe, I fear you could be considered a RACIST.

P.S.: I already reported you to a walmart manager, like Janet told me to. Nothing personal, of course.

Anonymous said...

Hi!
Just a tip. Maybe something you can use for a posting.
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2011/01/06/1015316108
This means that nationalism is the most natural for human beings!
Multicultural behavior is not!
Janne

SAVANT said...

Bear with me Janne.

Bemused stare said...

Franz said...

Dear Savant,

less than 24 left until MLK day commences...


He has to keep space open to gush about saint mandela who is currently booking an appointment with the maggots.

Robert said...

WASHINGTON—More than a week after President Barack Obama's cold-blooded killing of a local couple, members of the American news media admitted Tuesday that they were still trying to find the best angle for covering the gruesome crime.

"I know there's a story in there somewhere," said Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, referring to Obama's home invasion and execution-style slaying of Jeff and Sue Finowicz on Apr. 8. "Right now though, it's probably best to just sit back and wait for more information to come in. After all, the only thing we know for sure is that our president senselessly murdered two unsuspecting Americans without emotion or hesitation."


http://www.theonion.com/articles/media-having-trouble-finding-right-angle-on-obamas,2703/

Anonymous said...

Here's something interesting.

As mentioned, I am a keen shooter and firearms advocate, so I was a little concerned to receive this email this PM.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Southern Africa Arms and Ammunition Collectors Association

Gauteng Chapter
14th January 2011

*********************************

Apparently all Gauteng firearms offices (DFO’s) have been closed as from Monday 10th January 2011 and the staff redeployed.

We shall inform members when clarity is obtained regarding the handing in of firearm applications etc.

SAAACA Gauteng

Tel: +27 11 646 1311/
072 986 3414
Fax: +27 11 646 3873/
0866 127 895

saaaca@iafrica.com


What is so interesting about this post?

Well, as someone pointed out in a previous post, that sack of terrorist shit, Nelson Mandela, is showing signs of wear at the age of 92. Living proof that the good die young.

Group members may also be aware that the boogs in ZA have -- for years -- been threatening a general bloodbath when the old dick-smoker finally falls off the perch.

Could rumours of the demise of the head Untermensch be tied in with the sudden cessation of a (admittedly barely-functioning) firearms licensing system?

I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions.

Cheers,

Uncle Nasty

Anonymous said...

Further to my last post, I hand you over to a South African MSM outlet that, admittedly, is as much use as a styrofoam chainsaw, but as the cowboy said when complaining about the crooked poker game ...

"Hey, It's the only game in town ..."

http://tiny.cc/jzdlu

Peace be upon the fucker ...

Cheers,

Uncle Nasty

Bemused stare said...

Savant, here's a little piece of the future that our multi-culti friends will bring to you soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCK3Gm62DHg&feature=player_embedded

Anonymous said...

Chinese bosses declare Africans too lazy for a minimum wage.

I never said it. He did.

http://cofcc.org/page/2/

Doesn't mean I don't agree.

Cheers,

Uncle Nasty

Anonymous said...

Only 6 more days til Black History Month. YIPPEEE