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Bill Holter’s Commentary

Erik takes us on a “ride”. Naturally his road led to gold and silver monies…!

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Bill Holter’s Commentary

School grades are racist? I have a better explanation, there are school grades to differentiate between those with knowledge and lack of knowledge which has ZERO to do with race…What has and is happening is that the US is raising a nation of pussies where everyone receives a “participation trophy” for waking up in the morning. When I was a kid, if you received a trophy, it meant you worked hard and excelled at something. So much for “we are

San Diego School District Announces It Will Eliminate Grading Standards To “Combat Racism”
October 20, 2020

The San Diego Unified School District has announced that it will eliminate its previously used grading standards in order to “combat racism”.

The move came about after it was revealed that just 7% of D or F grades are handed out to white students, while 23% went to Native Americans, 23% of failing grades went to Hispanics and 20% went to black students.

However, instead of trying to develop an actual understanding of why this is taking place, the school district simply announced that “discrimination” and “racism” were to blame before embarking on a complete do-over of the grading system in order to combat this apparent injustice.

Academic grades will now not be dependent on early tests (meaning students could flunk them and not have it affect their final grade), and grades “will now focus on mastery of the material, not a yearly average.”

Teachers will also not be able to consider non-material factors like bad behavior in the classroom and not handing in work on time when grading students.

The horrific irony of this of course is that is will simply incentivize already underperforming students to act out in class and miss coursework deadlines.


Bill Holter’s Commentary

Something we have chronicled for you since July.

“January Is Going To Be A Mess” – A Tsunami Of Evictions Expected Across US
October 20, 2020

The Trump adminstration walked back federal pro­tec­tions for renters in early October, even though rent moratoriums were still in effect, which allowed property owners and operators to begin the eviction process for millions of people as tens of billions of dollars in back rent is coming due.

In early September, the CDC published new, temporary guidelines to halt evictions because of the virus pandemic. The public health agency said:

“The CDC, located within the HHS announces the issuance of an Order under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19… This Order is effective September 4, 2020, through December 31, 2020.”

Before the eviction moratorium went into effect on September 4, there was a 72-hour lapse, allowing landlords to evict non-paying tenants. Reuters interviewed Latrise Bean,35, who was one of the unfortunate people evicted during that time from her Milwaukee apartment.

Bean, who works at a software company, like millions of other Americans, had their working hours reduced by of the virus-induced economic downturn – now with an eviction on her record, making it more difficult to find a rental, she is now living at a temporary housing unit in a neighborhood even worse than the one before with her five-year-old daughter.

“I feel so unlucky,” said Bean. “I have really been through it.”