Asian students should be the smartest, and teachers will expect the least from blacks. That’s the case in Florida, at least, where the Board of Education has agreed to pass a revised plan that outlines new academic goals for students based on race. …
Under the approved strategic revision, 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of whites, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of blacks will be expected to read at or above their applicable reading grade levels in future tests. For math scores, they expect 92 percent of Asians, 80 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of blacks to excel, suggesting that some races warrant a lower bar than others.
Patrick Franklin, president and CEO of the Urban League of Palm Beach County, opposes the revision, telling the Sun Sentinel, “All children should be held to high standards and for them to say that for African-Americans the goal is below other students is unacceptable.”
What kind of nonsense is this? Thank you Patrick Franklin for standing up and demanding equal educational expectations for African-American children.
Did Florida just accept the premise of The Bell Curve? Is that where we are today?
Can you imagine someone said, well it’s ok to pay black people less than white people or Asian people? Or that black people only need to work 6 or 7 hours a day instead of 8?
We need to work on treating all peoples equally. Isn’t the goal to try to ignore race — not call it out? This goofiness is only going to set back race relations 20-30 years.
It’s such a stupid idea that one has to wonder why it was put forth and passed…
And while educators are hoping to have higher test scores coming in across the board, race and ethnicity play a deciding factor in what’s expected from Sunshine State students in the years to come.
“Educators” for those that don’t know means “Union Teachers.” These are the people who are fighting to limit any performance based evaluations.
Florida’s Republican governor think this is a dumb idea:
Schools’ expectations should be color blind. As a nation, we have rejected police use of racial profiling on the streets, by what rational do we now accept it from educators in the classroom.
Indeed Governor. Indeed.
The take-away here is that Democrat Teachers’ Unions are racist.