Skip to comments.Report: University of Wisconsin-Madison mulls ‘diversity-based grading’(on DRUDGE)
Posted on 07/21/2014 12:50:22 PM PDT by ransomnote
SNIP Lee Hansen, a professor emeritus of economics at UW-Madison wrote in an op-ed piece for the John William Hope Pope Center for Higher Education, a North Carolina-based think tank, about the latest diversity plan for the UW-Systems flagship school. The plan, completed in May, is your typical left-wing platitudes about commitments to compositional diversity, equity mindedness representational equity and other things for what has become a sacred cow to liberal academia.
But when you dig deeper into the definitions of these platitudes according to Hansen, you suddenly see that representational equity is being applied to levels never before seen.
Let us take a closer look at one of these working definitions included, namely representational equity.
It 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.
We are not told exactly what adherence to this will entail. It appears to mean that directors of programs and departmental chairs will have to somehow ensure that they have a mix of students with just the right percentages of individuals who embody the various differences included in the definition of diversity. I cannot see how that is possible and even if it were, how it improves any students education.
UW-Madisons diversity guidelines state that if a course, major or program is in high demand, special status must be given to ensure the make-up of the class (and thus those taking the major) is racially and ethnically diverse with just the right percentages. Meaning, it would be justifiable for a placement in hard-to-get-in classes and prerequisites for specific majors be awarded to students based sole on their race.
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Especially shocking is the language about equity in the distribution of grades."
More at the link
Anyone who goes to this “school” is an idiot.
Saw this a few days ago. Gotta ‘spread the grades around a little bit.’
They won’t admit dumbing down standards and expecting less from minorities is actually the height of racism, but that’s exactly what’s going on.
Liberalism is a mental illness.
They are probably already doing it that way now and they just want to codify it.
They are going to do affirmative action on grades, just like K-12 schools are encouraged to do affirmative action on discipline. If a black kid wallops a poor white boy they better find a white kid to punish for ... something.
Now it’s grade inflation or deflation depending on skin color.
It is ridiculous.
So the faggiest tranny lib, who’s not white, who got aborted will graduate with the highest grades?
“Diversity-based” grading = “Racist-based” grading
Might as well go back to segregated schools. It’s in the Dem’s nature it would seem.
“Anyone who goes to this school is an idiot.”
Certainly if you are not part of the protected class.
The Asian students there are going to be so screwed.
Thirty-some years ago I told anyone who would listen that affirmative action would be the downfall of the USA. I was right - and now THIS bullshiite!
roger that. A dipolma from there would be worth about as much as a membership certificate in the Justin Beiber fan club.
It should be any white female who goes to this school is an idiot.
Because white females are disproportionately represented in higher education. So, ironically enough, the beneficiaries of this scheme will include white males.
I suggest firing several teachers and hiring minority teachers in their place. When the teachers start bitching and moaning about losing their tenure, remind them that the school had to diversify.
When I say minority teachers, I mean conservatives.
Well, this will make resume screening easier, which can be an issue with so many graduates looking for jobs.
It means that the kids who couldn’t read but got into college anyway because of their skin color, will now graduate from college without being able to read and probably be accepted into graduate programs. We could have medical doctors who know less about medicine than their patients all to allow liberals to check their “diversity” boxes.
This is the worst kind of racism. I would be happy to debate Mr. Hansen (above) on why he thinks that someone with my background is not smart enough to earn legitimate grades
I’m thinking some profs are already doing it and couldn’t get the others to agree to do so and went the “official” route to compel them.
I believe k-12 does grade affirmatively. That came about in CA when they made some colleges (possible California state colleges) agree to accept the top 10 percent (consider eligible for enrollment) of high school students based on grade. Well then, time for fairness, right? So grade under performers upward and voila! More diverse schools!
Yes, if it goes forward, minority students who compete on a level playing field will be treated as if they succeeded because of the titled diversity grading. Talk about diminishing the rewards of success.
and California colleges wanted to limit and reduce the number of Asians able to get in and all the Asian “community organizations” supported the idea even though the Asian people revolted against it.
So they think black people are too stupid to get good grades.
Good thing they’re liberals, otherwise they would be racists.
LOL well there’s a few minority fellas on the football and b’ball teams.....
They had enough room left to put in an Asian student, or a Hispanic or a Tranny.
The next thing you know, the NBA will be out scouting for midgets. Charles Manson will become a licensed brain surgeon. Yasser Arafat will get the Nobel Peace Prize?
Look, for sixty years schooling in the US, on all levels, has been premised on a lie.
The teachers, and at higher levels the faculty, have deliverables that cannot possibly be achieved. And yet, they are hired, retained, and promoted based on how convincingly they claim that they can spin straw into gold.
Almost all possible avenues of accomplishing the goal of equality of outcome have been exhausted.
So, we may not yet have arrived at grades based on race. But it’s an interesting concept, and if not now, it will surely come to pass in the near future.
The Bakke decision in 1978 was a key indicator when the obviously less qualified black student was admitted the UC Med School over the more qualified Bakke. One of the minority students who was admitted over Bakke was sued numerous times, had his licence suspended, killed several patients and was finally after many years given the boot from ever practicing medicine again. He was one of many who should have been rejected not because of their color but because they were non-performing dimwits. Affirmative action has directly and indirectly caused the death of innocents.
I have what I think is a pretty good way to achieve this goal: pay stupid white kids to sign up for class. Then, the white average would go down, and all the motivated students can be graded on their merits. In addition to achieving the the desired racial quotas and giving each student the grade he or she deserves, this has the added benefit of keeping stupid white kids off the street and out of their parent’s basement. They never have to actually graduate and come home. They way I look at it, it’s a win-win-win-win. Social justice. Personal merit. Slacker heaven. And needed relief for their parents.
Well....that’s how Obama got the Nobel...
This kind of thing creates a greater social divide. The Asians have a right to object to discrimination. People won’t know which minorities earned “real grades” and which ones didn’t. The ultimate goal is equal distribution of wealth but under qualified employees, regardless of race, tends to make less than the most qualified employees.
This already happens with K-12. Students with inflated grades don’t land the best jobs, then community organizers point to the disparity in pay adjusting for grades.
I am not saying racism in hiring doesn’t exist, I’m saying system wide grade inflation and promotion of students despite their performance creates miserable social divides later. It undergirds claims of racism by implying equal grade average=equal qualifications and then comparing “all students who graduated from high school or all students who had at least a B+ average” ends up falsely indicating that all disparities of earnings are always racism. What a terrible message to send students - minority students will receive the message that no matter how well they do in school, institutional racism will ensure that they won’t succeed later.
Exactly. I know an Ivy League professor who was explicitly told that she couldn’t fail or give actual low grades to any black students.
Why an American college degree is expensive and worthless.
Public universities are becoming more repulsive by the day. I have started urging my kids to choose a private school for higher education. I cannot stomach the idea of supporting this insanity with our hard earned dollars.
Remember when UW Photoshopped a black student onto an admissions brochure?
Sort of resembles the affirmative action guy occupying the Oval Office.
Excellent post. So as a result of representational equity, an interested party, such as a potential employer, would find it to be in his own best interest to discriminate based on race.
I have a question for everyone...Who wants to be the first one to drive over a bridge designed by a, ‘diversity’, student?
If they actually do this, any degree awarded by U-W Madison would be worthless. Just sayin’...
proportional participation of historically underrepresented racial-ethnic groups
Interestingly, the most historically over-represented group for most of the last 75 years has been Jews, till replaced recently by Asians.
But Jews are still over-represented in elite colleges by 10x to 15x their proportion of the population. So we should cut every Jew's grade significantly.
Actually, we need numerical quotas to ensure Jews don't get into these colleges at rates higher than their proportion of the population. It's only fair.
That’s the funniest thing ever.
“They had enough room left to put in an Asian student, “
Asian students would feel demeaned if they had to be inserted. They are perfectly capable of standing on their own accomplishments..
I agree 100%, Bookman. It’s a racist policy.
Because all it does is continue to perpetuate a negative stereotype.
In fact, I believe that’s the real goal of all AA policies.
exactly, a smart student will simply go to another school rather than have his education diluted by any system that distributes grades according to racial quotas.
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