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Public Schools Set Goals Based On Race, Income
Judicial Watch ^ | September 21, 2012

Posted on 09/21/2012 10:04:06 AM PDT by jazusamo

In a first for any American public school system, education officials in the District of Columbia have set new achievement targets for students based on race and income with lower goals for black, Hispanic and poor kids and higher ones for whites and Asians.

Washington D.C. officials are simply following a national trend implemented by the Obama Administration, which is paying states to adopt different education achievement goals for different groups of children. The administration is just “trying to be realistic about what’s achievable,” according to a U.S. Department of Education (DOE) official quoted in the mainstream newspaper that reported the dramatic shift in policy this week.

Besides D.C., more than two dozen states have set special academic targets for different groups of students, which the news story points out represents a sea of change in national education policy that for years prescribed blanket goals for all students. Evidently, the Obama Administration believes this new approach will speed achievement for black, Latino and low-income students.

Officials in the area surrounding the nation’s capital took the bull by the horns, setting specific race-based goals for the next five years, even though some parents view it as a form of prejudice. The plan sets goals according to demographics. For instance the reading proficiency level at an almost exclusively black school in an impoverished area is expected to be much lower than an already high-performing magnet school across the city. One D.C. parent calls the plan “disgraceful.”

Lowering academic standards for minorities may seem like a contradiction for an administration that has vowed to end the “educational inequities” long suffered by blacks and Latinos in the U.S. In fact, earlier this year the DOE issued civil rights equity data to makes this argument by, among other things, revealing that minorities have less access to rigorous high school curricula. Teachers in schools that serve minorities also tend to get less pay, according to the DOE’s findings.

Last spring the agency published a report that essentially said America’s progress is impossible if Hispanics keep lagging in education. That’s because their success is of “immediate and long term importance” to the U.S. economy, according to the report, which vowed to enhance opportunities for the “Latino community.” There was no mention of lowering academic standards as a way to achieve this goal, however.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: doe; education; washingtondc
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1 posted on 09/21/2012 10:04:09 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

So, if you’re one of those who match up with the demographic group with the lower standards,

will your diploma be worth more or less than it would if all standards were the same?

/rhetorical question


2 posted on 09/21/2012 10:05:20 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: jazusamo

Just ensuring a future underclass of Democrat voters, who will vote for freebies as the wealth is redistributed by their masters.


3 posted on 09/21/2012 10:05:38 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: jazusamo

If we have to lower the standard for blacks...than Jefferson was right the first time....


4 posted on 09/21/2012 10:06:08 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: jazusamo

Weren’t the arguments FOR school integration so everyone would have an “equal chance”?

If you separate the cirriculum, you may as well go back to separate schools...same difference.


5 posted on 09/21/2012 10:07:12 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: FrankR
Great points, you'd think civil rights crusaders would be incensed about this.
6 posted on 09/21/2012 10:11:03 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
"The administration is just “trying to be realistic about what’s achievable,” according to a U.S. Department of Education (DOE) official"

Are they finally ADMITTING that Blacks do NOT achieve because they don't attend classes, are more worried about drugs and gangs, what crime they'll next commit, etc., than trying to better their lot in life by LEARNING SKILLS? THIS should be trumpeted by the Romney Team as how The Messiah thinks of Blacks...sub-par achievers, and we'll keep giving you Whitey's money, so don't worry about education getting you anywhere....

7 posted on 09/21/2012 10:15:22 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: MrB

What will happen is that all diplomas in DC will get a devaluation


8 posted on 09/21/2012 10:17:33 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: jazusamo

Are they saying that minorities are stupid?


9 posted on 09/21/2012 10:18:16 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Whatever a homosexual union might be or represent, it is not physically marital. - F.Cardinal George)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Are they saying that minorities are stupid?

They voted for Obama didn't they?

10 posted on 09/21/2012 10:25:51 AM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: traditional1; Jeff Chandler
This is mind boggling to me.

There are millions of blacks, hispanics and low income people that have succeeded in our country because they were offered a decent education. They had to compete on an even scale with all students.

Now it seems these liberal educators don't want to cater to just the students who want to learn, they want to lower the standard to pass students who don't want to learn.

11 posted on 09/21/2012 10:29:26 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: traditional1
Are they finally ADMITTING that Blacks do NOT achieve because they don't attend classes, are more worried about drugs and gangs, what crime they'll next commit, etc., than trying to better their lot in life by LEARNING SKILLS?

They would like to admit these things but cannot bring themselves to do so. Even less, they don't want to admit the real reason which is that they believe that blacks are intellectually, morally and racially inferior.

12 posted on 09/21/2012 10:30:37 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Jeff Chandler
Are they saying that minorities are stupid?

Yes, but they are not saying it in so straightforward a manner.

13 posted on 09/21/2012 10:33:18 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: dennisw

“I am Shocked! Shocked, I say.”


14 posted on 09/21/2012 10:34:04 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: dennisw

Not so long ago a Washington DC public high school graduate sued or tried to sue the DC Board of Ed. A straight A student and valedictorian he discovered after his first year in college (how he got there is another story) that he was ill prepared for ANY college level course. All the praise and inflated grades bestowed upon him to elevate his self-esteem had less than ZERO value in the almost real world.

Funny that home rule thing. Before home rule, DC public schools ranked very high nationally, most notably having one of the highest minority public HS graduation rates.

Now the joke among local educators is “a degree from DC means Don’t Count.”


15 posted on 09/21/2012 10:36:23 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: jazusamo

Insuring a big Dem base for generations....


16 posted on 09/21/2012 10:48:17 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: jazusamo

Insuring a big Dem base for generations....


17 posted on 09/21/2012 10:48:40 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: jazusamo

This is to guarantee that new generations of minorities will get sub-standard educations so they will be easier to herd on to the democrat plantation.


18 posted on 09/21/2012 10:59:34 AM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: jazusamo

Dat’s sho’ ‘nuff one way to keep dem blacks on de Democrat massa’s plantation, yes suh! I’se gwine vote fo’ Obama dis yeah too!


19 posted on 09/21/2012 11:04:05 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: jazusamo

It’s not just DC, and it has been going on for a while. A business partner had worked at a refinery overseas, with his family living there and the children going to private schools. He arrived back Stateside, in a suburb that supposedly had highly rated public schools. So he and his wife get their children enrolled, and were aghast to find them assigned to the “slow track”. The reason? They were black. The parents fought this, and were successful. All the children wound up getting at least masters degrees in the hard sciences. They also got a good look at “liberal” racism.


20 posted on 09/21/2012 12:04:31 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: Fred Hayek
Thanks for relating that.

How sad and racist, they placed them solely because of skin color.

I'd like to hear what Thomas Sowell would say about the D.C. school district and other districts like them, I'm sure he'd rip them.

21 posted on 09/21/2012 12:22:33 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

This is so blatantly and demonstrably racist — it boggles the mind that any one can not see it.

Clearly, the Obama Administration does want blacks and Hispanics to succeed in life

They just want them to feel good about themselves as they rut with one another indiscriminately, get stoned out on drugs, have endless abortions, run wild as criminals and thieves preying on one another and the populaiton at large, and live a degenerate life of perpetual misery and dependency. Just as long as they get on the bus when it comes to take them to the polls.

That’s all the matters because that empowers the greedy tyrants of the Communist Democrat Party who want to run and ruin America using government power as their weapon of mass destruction.

And abject racists like Jesse Jerkson and Al Not-So-Sharpton will scream at anyone who challenges this and call them a racist.


22 posted on 09/21/2012 12:30:34 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: FrankR; jazusamo
If you separate the cirriculum, you may as well go back to separate schools...same difference.

Great points, you'd think civil rights crusaders would be incensed about this.

...echos of thundering silence...

Regards,
GtG

23 posted on 09/21/2012 2:06:45 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: jazusamo

So here’s their plan. The idea is that once they increase the graduation rate for minorities, then the minorities will have access to better jobs. Of course, employers will know the diplomas are next to worthless and they will disregard them. This will result in a large number of lawsuits. It will be alleged that employers are discriminating against minorities. After all, here are two candidates, one black with a diploma and one white with a diploma. Obviously, any difference in hiring rates must be the result of discrimination.


24 posted on 09/21/2012 3:13:47 PM PDT by DugwayDuke
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To: DugwayDuke
You're probably not far off, we live in an upside down country now.
25 posted on 09/21/2012 3:21:34 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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