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#1 I assume 100% of Asian parents would want 100% of their children not only to be proficient but to excell at reading and mathematics. The fact I can't say the same about any other race mentioned says more about those groups than my racism.
Posted by Excalibur 2012-10-14 07:56||
#2 I doubt math and reading as we know it, will be a issue by 2018. Government payments, food stamps, etc, will have been replaced by retina scan, and the MSM will braodcast all we need to know by then. FORWARD!
Posted by Besoeker 2012-10-14 08:05||
#3 According to the article, Black and Hispanic parents are not at all happy:
But Palm Beach County School Board vice-chairwoman Debra Robinson isn't buying the rationale.
"I'm somewhere between complete and utter disgust and anger and disappointment with humanity," Robinson told the Post. She said she has been receiving complaints from upset black and Hispanic parents since the state board took its action this week.
Robinson called the state board's actions essentially "proclaiming racism" and said she wants Palm Beach County to continue to educate every child with the same expectations, regardless of race.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-10-14 08:31||
#4 The scary thing is that these goals are all higher than current achievements. And 'proficient' is already a sad level of achievement.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-10-14 08:32||
#5 Given that US academia has been shot through with racist policies and attitudes for decades, this is not in the least bit surprising. It's no different from 'affirmative action' (aka racial discrimination),it's just less easily dissimulated with obfuscating propaganda.
Posted by Bulldog 2012-10-14 08:46||
#6 No amount of money or resources can make up for parental attitudes [if there are parents present] that won't emphasize the importance of education. For all the money put into the formal education system in the last twenty years, the variance in improvement has not been proportionately demonstrated. One of the foundations of education is discipline which has been undermined both by lawyers/judges from the outside and nebbish administrators often operating 'zero tolerance' programs in fear of the former. So no one rocks the boat, clean reports are submitted, and real education doesn't happen because the system is about job security and retirement, not education.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-10-14 09:00||
#7 It's not racial, it's cultural. Come cultures value education and parents make sure their children utilise it (however meagre the states ration of edumakataion is) and then do further work AT HOME.
Some cultures view children as a way to extra benefit money, er and that's it.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-10-14 09:03||
#8 The timing of this decision by the Sunshine Solons will prove to be most unfortunate. SCOTUS is currently reconsidering the constitutionality of racist admission policies at colleges and universities. Anthony Kennedy is going to look at this and see the inevitable Balkanization of America if we continue down this road. Good bye Affirmative Action. And don't let the door hit you on the way out.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-10-14 09:12||
#9 Do I detect a whiff of 'be careful' in posting comments -- we don't want to give the you-know-whos an excuse.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-10-14 09:13||
#10 of course the way around this problem is to abolish the proficiency test or allow proficiency tests to be based on a subjective analysis based on a large panel of non-teaching educational professionals, all of whom are paid large sums
Posted by lord garth 2012-10-14 09:16||
#11 The bigots of the days of my youth would have told you that whites are smarter than blacks. They'd likely have told you whites are smarter than Hispanics if they thought about it.
The descendants of the bigots of yesterday seem to be setting education policy.
Posted by Fred 2012-10-14 09:53||
#12 Yikes. You want the definition of "institutional racism?" Here it is.
Posted by regular joe 2012-10-14 10:09||
#13 non-separate but unequal. MLK Jr. would be soooo proud
Posted by Frank G 2012-10-14 10:36||
#14 Under the new EducationCare, government panels will decide who graduates, attends institutions of higher learning, and gets jobs.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-10-14 11:07||
#15 Nothing new to see here, move along, move along.
Trust me on this.
Posted by Shipman 2012-10-14 11:48||
#16 And if they can't make those, we'll lower them even more. After all, it's for the teachers union children!
Posted by tu3031 2012-10-14 14:28||
#17 Hell, in 10 years I'm sure they'll just assign you a grade based on background, race, parental income and how much they dislike you.
Posted by Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division 2012-10-14 19:23||
#18 Future? I'm sure it happens now, more than anyone realizes.
Posted by Charles 2012-10-14 19:57||