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March 21, 2019

Alexandria Donkey-Chompers: When I First Started Going to School, My Teachers Thought I Was a Retard

Well... they're not wrong.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recalled how her public-school teachers thought she needed "remedial education" because she had grown up speaking Spanish at home.

And also, I'm guessing, because she's stone-cold stupid and ignorant as a lichen.

The freshman lawmaker, speaking Saturday at a packed town hall organized by the Jackson Heights People for Public Schools, said, "As a child I spoke Spanish first. and I went to a school where no one looked like me. I went to a school where teachers thought I needed remedial education because I spoke two languages instead of one."

Oh? Which two languages?

And yeah, I totally believe that being bilingual in New York City was a totally exotic thing that teachers were baffled by in Nineteen F***ing NINETY-SIX, about when this retard would have begun school.

Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiit... I bet one third of her teachers spoke Spanish as a first language themselves.

It wasn't until she took a "high-stakes" test in which she scored in the 99th percentile across the board, she said, that educators realized she did not need extra help.

Was that 99th from the bottom, or 99th percent from the top?

Now I took a test like that. I think they gave scores on a percentile basis.

But New York educators are saying no such tests like that were given in New York at this time.

According to Ravitch, however, Ocasio-Cortez's claim sparked "controversy" during the event.

In a blog post generally praising the congresswoman, Ravitch notes Ocasio-Cortez could not be telling the truth about her test experience. The "high-stakes" test, she explains, is not scored by percentile.

Ravitch writes:

There was much talk about the importance of parents taking action by opting out of state tests. NYC has one of the lowest opt-out rates in the state, in some part because parents are warned that they wont be admitted to the middle school or high school of their choice without test scores. It was a bit jarring to hear AOC say that she was treated in the Yorktown schools as in need of remedial education because she was Hispanic, not mainstream, but, she said, "a-high-stakes standardized Test" revealed she was in the 99th percentile. No one stopped to point out that she could not be referring to any high-stakes test used for accountability purposes because they don't rank by percentile. They classify students as 1, 2, 3, or 4. Her teacher must have given her a no-stakes individual test that produces a percentile ranking for diagnostic purposes. Well, she can't know everything about everything. None of us do.

She's pretending Spanish -- Spanish! -- was an exotic language few Pale Faces in New York City had ever heard spoken before in 1996.

As if we're talking about some small suburb of Boise in 1955.

Dr. Evil would like to comment.

Weirdly, Asians, who often speak languages that are legitimately exotic in the US to this day, seem to have no problem passing for non-retards in school and in fact are so good at passing for non-retards that Alexandria Donkey-Chompers supports a system to affirmatively discriminate against them for being so high on the non-retard scale.

Meanwhile, this insane narcissist spazzed the f*** out because people called her "Cortez" instead of "Ocasio-Cortez."

She says "AOC" is okay, though. Whew.

And as for her name? Spanish surnames are compound names made up from one name from the father, one from the mother. I think the first name of each parent's last name is used to make the kid's compound.

So I guess Alexandria Donkey-Chompers' dad's first last name was "Donkey" and her mother's was "Chompers."

But the thing is, many times people from a Spanish culture just use the first last name (their father's) as a surname. Vicente Fox, for example. His full name was Vicente Fox Quesada, but he routinely went by "Fox."

So it's no insult to just shorten her name to the one. (Though I think when you do this, you take the first of the two surnames, not the second. So she'd be Sandy Ocasia, not Sandy Cortez.)

But she takes it as an insult and a racist one to boot. Millennials and their microaggressions and pronoun-play.

F*** off, race-baiting dummy. Honey, when the Democrat party redistricts your ass back to bartending and juicing your tips by unbuttoning a couple of buttons, no one's going to have to know your name.

Yorktown Heights: A commenter points out she grew up in Yorktown Heights, a suburb of New York city (next county to the north).

Okay, fair enough: But in Yorktown Heights, then, 25 minutes from New York City, people are baffled by Spanish speakers in 1996?

Dude, I am much older than she is from a podunk town far, far from New York City or any city at all and I had Filipinos (who spoke Spanish) and kids from Mexico and Central America and an actual just-got-here arrival from Ar-hen-tina in my grade school.

No one was wigged out. No teachers said, "I do not understand these alien sounds you are making with your foreign mouth."

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