Skip to comments.UW-Madison policy calls on professors to distribute grades based on race
Posted on 07/21/2014 9:48:15 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
Political correctness has now reached an entirely new stratosphere: The University of Wisconsin-Madison believes grades should be apportioned based on race:
Campus Reform reports:
The policy, named the Framework for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, calls for proportional participation of historically underrepresented racial-ethnic groups at all levels of an institution, including high-status special programs, high-demand majors, and in the distribution of grades.
Huh? UWM professor W. Lee Hansen wrote about his concerns with the ridiculous politically correct policy late last week:
Professors, instead of just awarding the grade that each student earns, would apparently have to adjust them so that academically weaker, historically underrepresented racial/ethnic students perform at the same level and receive the same grades as academically stronger students.
The good professor also took the university to task over how students of one race could prohibit students of other races from selecting their major:
Suppose there were a surge of interest in a high demand field such as computer science. Under the equity policy, it seems that some of those who want to study this field would be told that theyll have to choose another major because computer science already has enough students from their difference group.
As the famous Austrian economist F.A. Hayek said: There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal.
Why do jokes about leftists come true?
This is from The Onion, right? RIGHT?????
At this rate, a Degree from the University of Phoenix will be more prestigious than one from UW-Madison.
Wouldn’t that be profiling?
Which is against the law!
Most diplomas don’t mean a whole lot anymore. This should just about do it for the need to have one. Another commie lib “Everybody Gets A Trophy” farce.
It all started as a joke, you are correct.
Petition to Redistribute GPA’s
(no takers for the idea.)
Petition to Redistribute GPA Scores
(no takers here either.)
Share the Grades, Redistribute Grades
(Professor Ivory Towers explains new grading system, while reveling in Obama mania along the way.)
Hillsdale College Wins 2013 GPA Redistribution Video Contest
Occupy: The Honor Roll
The good news about this is that the colleges that do not go along with this nonsense will prosper.
But that is a rather small beer considering the damage this type of thing does
You people in Wisconsin have proven you have a warped sense of humor.
I won’t make any more grassfed jokes that are udderly milked at this point in an attempt to butter you up.
But puhleeze tell me you wouldn’t hire somebody like this even in MADison.
Really. You....you...actually did hire him?
And this isn’t a misquote?
And that simply WON'T DO to this Communist POS. He is adamant that the entrance exams be dumbed down so that more blacks can pass them and then go in to ruin the scholarly atmosphere which made the school valuable in the first place. I have personally seen this over and over again. Once fabulous high schools, after an influx of ghetto blacks enters the school because they ruined their own neighborhood school and it was closed, have gone straight downhill until they were barely still better than the school the ghetto blacks ruined. It's enough to make you cry. Where can students who WANT to learn go, where the classes won't be disrupted by idiots who simply attend class to amuse themselves by ruining it for everyone else? Only private schools?
Satire? Please tell me this is a hoax. If not, we are doomed. No society can survive such idiocy as this.
My apologies for the previous post. I referred to the collective wisdom of the implementers of this policy in the male singular.
It’s obvious nobody in this cartel is concerned about being male or considers themselves singular.
You are all part of the Borg collective.
(Sounds Swedish doesn’t it.)
Sorry to have bothered you.
Go back to contemplating the sounds of your digestive system.
Can’t wait for taxes to be apportioned based on race!
I wish, but no matter how absurd the idea they take it and run with it.
You need to change your name to Thorazine.
Don’t give them any ideas!
Affirmative Action policy is so messed up. If you want to improve minority performance, you have to do it from the ground up, by improving primary school education. Why not build real improvement rather than just awarding someone extra points because of their skin color and calling it improvement. I know it will mean putting extra resources and tightening up standards in inner city schools, but the level of stupidity in this country is a national security concern, IMHO.
That ship has already sailed.
Did you see this headline?
Public university unfairly raising grades of black students, say three former faculty members
Students Sign Petition To ‘Redistribute’ GPAs
“Apparently, many students don’t like the idea of redistribution - but, only when it applies to their grades. Redistribution of their GPAs (grade point averages) to poorer students, they say, is unfair. But, those with lower grades dont seem to mind benefiting from the hard work of their greedy high-achieving classmates.”
You got that right.
The Department of Defense is concerned too.
There are a large percentage of draft age people who are physically unqualified, but there are more that are mentally/emotionally unfit.
You always thought that bit on the Viagra commercial about being healthy enough for sex was superfluous, right?
>> The University of Wisconsin-Madison believes grades should be apportioned based on race:
Racist, idiotic, and a blight to the graduate’s résumé.
I can’t help but feel Leftism is struggling for relevance, and will before long implode — notwithstanding the damage it’s caused.
What? you thought Soetoro was an isolated incident? How do you think Holder got there?
has a nice ring to it...
But ‘hydrazine’ is more my game because I’d rather be volatile, toxic, and unstable than anti-psychotic, sedative, constipative, and dystonial.
In case anyone hasn’t figured it out, like Rick Perry in Texas, the people are going to have to fix these problems by removing these stupids and replacing them ourselves.
Anybody here want to be Dean?
It’s been going on for a long time!
That’s an insult to minorities. You already assume that they are too stupid to get high grades because of skin color. Anyone who applies himself should be able to obtain the grades he wants. Many “minority” students have achieved 4.0 GPAs while working themselves through school. Funny how “diversity” actually harms instead of helps people.
It’s called tyranny through ‘compassion’!
I should write this college and ask that they issue me a diploma degree because their students get one and I don’t. I’m university-challenged. It’s only fair.
unfortunately...Uncle Sam sent me a notice before my application cleared.....But it all worked out...*grin*...
UW Madison ping...
I gotta ask:
Did you choose your name as a play on “Jack Acid”?
You joke now, but...
As others mention, the whole “reapportioning grades” thing was originally just satire too.
Jack Acid? Ummm...no.
Had to look up that name. Looks like a music band.
I’m into rocketry and hydrazine is used quite a bit in the professional rockets.
Do you think you could get a degree from the same university for my dog while you are at it?
Satire? Don’t see the tag?
Well...That would give new meaning to “the Curve”...
Maybe they should just give everyone degrees in whatever field they like...and just be done with it..
AFAIK, it isn’t satire.
Leveling the playing field between esteemed universities and colleges and diploma mills!
YUP....anything to make it “fair”.
just another attempt to advance non-whites into positions of authority
if non-whites want to be treated equally, they should denounce this completely. if they do not... they’re just being racist and looking for handouts.
Bill Ayers must be thrilled
No, “Jack Acid” is quite a bit older. It’s a storyline from the old comic “Pogo”.
As quoted by Mole Macaroney: “How about Jack? Jack is Money, Money is power. And Acid, denoting Biting Strength!”
That comic is a little bit before my time.
So who wants to fly on the first planes designed by “under represented minorities”??? Or how about heart surgery from a doctor from an “under represented minority”???
Minorities ought to fight this tooth and nail. It cheapens their accomplishments when they really do earn it.
It would be the Racial Warp...