Kaleem Caire gets mau-maued*

* From Tom Wolfe’s “Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers,” how race baiters play on white guilt to enact their social agenda. (More here)


“Disrespectful behavior towards adults is happening in our high schools every day. More than a handful of our students are engaged in this behavior, and it’s getting worse not better.” — Kaleem Caire


A previous installment of Your Favorite Blogge reported that Madison educator Kaleem Caire Has Had Enough!

“I HAVE HAD ENOUGH! This evening, I sat in a Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education meeting only to listen yet again to a number of young people in middle and high school curse out and demean Madison School Board members in front of an audience of 200 people, and do so to the applause of other adults in the audience. I thought I was in the twilight zone.

Mr. Caire naively thought that, since he possesses a fair quantity of God’s own melanin, that he might be exempt from being played the Race Card.

“No one can call me racist,” he said then. He now knows better.

Now, Kaleem is up on social media with a follow-up, from which we excerpt:

KaleemCaire

Kaleem Caire started his own charter school to address the racial achievement gap, no thanks to the Madison Metropolitan School District.

Kaleem Caire:

Over the last few days since I voiced my concerns about the poor language being used towards adults by our children and youth in our public schools (and at several school board meetings). I have received mostly positive feedback. However, I have also read comments by people who feel my concern about our children’s poor use of language is overstated, misguided and disrespectful.

Worse, I was referred to as a man who practices “respectability politics” and a “Black leader” who has “turned his back” on Black children and who “can no longer hear this voice [of Black youth], can no longer hear the concerns of the masses, can no longer concern [myself] with Black, often low-income, and poor people because [they] are not speaking the way [I] want them to speak?”

It was interesting reading this from people who clearly know very little if anything about me or my work, but whose children have directly benefited from years of my advocacy, and from specific programs I created or pushed to have established. ….

Student to teacher: ‘Fuck you bitch, don’t talk to me.’

A teacher asking a student to get to class on time shouldn’t be told, “Fuck you bitch, don’t talk to me. Leave me alone.” I heard that one myself at West High School.

I had to get up out of my chair to address these four young girls as I was talking with the ERO, Justin Creech, at West High School, about his job duties. When I walked into the hallway from Officer Creech’s office, I saw a group of four girls who look like my daughter directing their language at a white female teacher who was simply asking them to get to class. Class had started 10 minutes earlier.

I confronted these young women about it and they apologized to me by saying, “My bad, My bad, I’m sorry.” I asked them to apologize to the teacher and they did.

However, that teacher and Officer Creech told me that this happens all the time in the school because the children know they can get away with it.

My daughter Alana who attends the school said she sees it happening all the time, too. I heard the same thing from Black and Latino teachers, staff and Principal Mike Hernandez at East High School after I had spoken up about this issue at the school board meeting on Monday. They said this disrespectful behavior towards adults is happening in our high schools every day. More than a handful of our students are engaged in this behavior, and its getting worse not better.

So, those who say they are fighting for justice for Black children, including my own, I have a few questions…

What is a greater “injustice”, having police officers present in our public high schools OR allowing thousands of Black children to fail academically in our elementary schools every year and show up to high school ill-prepared to succeed there?

What is the greater injustice, the proliferation of undereducated Black children in our public schools and communities, OR a police officer with a badge walking through the hallways of our public high schools?

What is the greater injustice, asking our children and young adults to be passionate in their advocacy for their causes but to please avoid using language that injures others, disempowers their messages, and distracts from others seeing their agenda, OR giving our children absolute permission to curse and swear at adults and do what they want because they’ve been hurt and marginalized? ….

When I, as a Black father of five children — three adults and two adolescents — raise my concerns about the poor conduct of young men and women who look like me in our schools, and am called names because of it, I wonder with deep concern, why do the very people who profess to be about justice for Black people want Black men’s compliance and our silence on issues that matter to us, our children and our community?

People complain about there being too few Black fathers present in the homes and lives of Black children. However, when Black men who are present and deeply committed to our families and young people speak up to address our concerns with our youth, we get dirt thrown on us by people who think that it’s ok to condone, promote and apologize for our young people’s negative behaviors.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Instead of education reformer Kaleem Caire, Madison elected a teachers union toady who sings from the identity politics songbook.

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32 Responses to Kaleem Caire gets mau-maued*

  1. Batman says:

    Welcome to OUR world Mr. Caire.
    There just happens to be something bigger going on here and until enough people recognize that, things will continue to spiral downward and the real tragedy is that ALL the kids suffer, teachers are collateral damage, but Freedom Inc. benefits financially. Tail wags the dog.

    Gee willikers; guilt soaked Leftys are naïve and myopic.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Maybe you righties should stop being a bunch of whinners and get on board to fix the problems. Call Vos and tell him to stop being a dick and fix our budget for starters.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @richard lesiak;

        That laughable slobbering meets the definition of what your pal @AnonyBob calls Gibberish, am I right?

        The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          No ; your wrong. Your own “slobbering” with no answers is proof that you have no idea how to fix this problem besides just running your mouth;. Insults with no solutions is all you ever offer. You will never bully me with your word salad and insults; EVER.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          “No ; your (sic) wrong.”

          Posted to an article on education?

          Priceless!

          “You will never bully me with your word salad and insults; EVER.”

          Ooooooh…NEVER…?

          The Gotch

          The Gotch

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      • Sheppy says:

        @richard lesiak;

        True to liberal form redirecting the subject to something else. Robin Vos and the budget have nothing to do with thug behavior in the MMSD. Stop the blame game and consider holding the kids and their parent(s) exhibiting this behavior accountable for their success or failure in the classroom. They certainly won’t on their own. Will they attend class, respectfully participate, complete the assigned tasks in a satisfactory manner and demonstrate the desire to be the best person they can be? Right now the answer is no and they are wasting resources that could be reallocated to students that really need the attention and resources.

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        • richard lesiak says:

          So how are you going to hold them accountable? What I read is a lot of hot air and no answers. Give us a step by step program. I bet you can”t. What exactly is your right wing plan to fix this or are you another fool that just blames “lefties” and walks away. Give us an outline Sheppy with a plan to proceed. Or; as I suspect, your just another fake name fool running your yap .

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      • Sprocket says:

        We already have prisons and CCW licenses, how many more solutions do we need to provide?

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  2. Sheppy says:

    Let’s just pretend for a minute that these foul mouthed kids actually graduate. Does anyone think they will be able to obtain legitimate full time employment or get in to college or trade school (and graduate)? The military certainly won’t be an option given the attitude, lack of respect and basic language skills. The MMSD is cultivating a generation of unemployable and unproductive people that will continue to demand more services and handouts.

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    • Sprocket says:

      For the left this is not a problem. The unemployable parasites will be framed as the result of systemic racism and more money for more freebies demanded.

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  3. madisonexpat says:

    I attended a high school graduation in SC yesterday. 111 grads 30% black. All went well as expected by the parents, teachers, families friends and grads. As it should be and was, even in Madison, until recently. You know, normal.
    MMSD has ceded authority to 50? feral, black kids and their chaotic, lost in life parents. Shame on them for subjecting kids to this barbarity. It is beyond stupid and shame on the cowardly apologists that enable this.
    Enough with BEP’s, Blue Ribbon panels, task forces and workshops. STOP committing sociology and grow a pair.
    Identify the feral youth (should take about an hour) notify them and their parents that the new policy is to remove unruly children, by force when necessary and put them in the parents care. Agree on a plan to get them to understand what must happen for them to attend class, learn and graduate.
    Enforce civility at board meetings and in class rooms.
    Come on Madison, its been done everywhere forever. Remember?
    Strategically it’d help to break the iron hand of the teachers union that requires such a pathological school board.

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  4. Sheppy says:

    @richard lesiak

    A step by step plan would include electing school board members that actually have a grasp on reality, Mr. Claire and Mr. Blaska would have been an excellent start. Sign a new contract for the SRO’s. Eliminate the BEP. Hire a Superintendent that will support the Principal’s and teachers when they need to deal with discipline issues in the schools. Remove unruly kids from classrooms and restore a sense or order so the kids that can behave will learn.

    None of us have seen any suggestions or any kind of step by step process on how to deal with the issues MMSD is facing from you that I can recall, let’s see it.

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    • madisonexpat says:

      See? That wasn’t so hard was it?

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    • richard lesiak says:

      great plan. All that is needed is to figure out how to get the votes. Good luck.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Don’t forget looking at the budget. Only a small amount was restored after that 15% cut several years back. What I don’t like is granting teacher licenses to teachers moving into Wisconsin; no questions asked. Even if they come from states with lower standards than ours.

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  5. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Move over Toriana Pettaway, Implicit Bias Consultant Darnisa Amante’d like to explain Racial Equity.

    Quoth she: “If I had a poor white male student and I had a middle-class black boy, I WOULD ACTUALLY PUT MY EQUITABLE STRATEGIES AND INTERVENTIONS INTO THAT MIDDLE CLASS BLACK BOY because over the course of his lifetime he will have less access and less opportunities than that poor white boy,” (bolds/caps mine)

    Mercy me, she’s freakin’ serious!

    Shockingly, some people had a problem with that; not the least of which was NYC Parents Union President Mona Davids who (and this is where it gets GOOD) is reportedly Black herself: “It’s completely absurd — they want to treat black students as victims and punish white students. That defeats the purpose of what bias awareness training should be,”

    It gets worse.

    NY DOE spokesweasel Will Mantell: “Anti-bias and equity trainings are about creating high expectations and IMPROVING OUTCOMES FOR ALL OF OUR STUDENTS,” (bolds/caps mine)

    ALL of ’em ‘cept that White Trash, leastways; and Mantell-n-Amante don’t appear to be on the same page, am I right?

    However, they’re both proudly, if cluelessly, Classist, Elitist, RACIST; the Lefty Trifecta!

    The Gotch

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  6. Al says:

    I found it interesting reading Kaleem Caire points. I think they are important. So then when I got to Blaska’s bottom line, I was appalled at his conclusion. He talks about union toady and identity politics and this whole comment section is an identity politics slugfest. Right vs left will never solve problems.

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    • David Blaska says:

      And voting Ali Muldrow, Ananda Mirilli, and Cris Carusi will? The Progressive Dane/Democratic party/teachers union line?

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Since Act 10 and walker’s gop I thought there was no such thing as a “union toady”. But; it’s a term that the repub’s throw around when their backs are against the wall.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @richard lesiak;

        “I thought there was no such thing as a ‘union toady’.”

        There is, you just have to know where to look, which would be FAR removed from anything resembling actual work and CLOSE to the line where Lefties mete out more, More MORE high quality/quantity free $#!T to those that mark their ballots the way they’re told.

        And THIS would be how Lefty generally, and Union Toadies specifically, celebrate Memorial Day, am I right?

        The Gotch

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  7. Charles Thulhu says:

    Honestly, Kaleem is still part of the problem. The source of the poison is your culture and your victim mentality. When the “passion” is given to an “advocacy” of lies and “causes” that are non-righteous – *that* needs to be addressed! But you can’t get money from guilty Leftists without a story of woe. You cannot pull on the heartstrings when you are JUST AS EQUAL as all other Americans.

    Black Community: your failing is your own.

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