Skip to comments.Florida Passes Plan For Racially-Based Academic Goals
Posted on 10/13/2012 7:01:34 PM PDT by tobyhill
The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race.
On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level. For math, the goals are 92 percent of Asian kids to be proficient, whites at 86 percent, Hispanics at 80 percent and blacks at 74 percent. It also measures by other groupings, such as poverty and disabilities, reported the Palm Beach Post.
The plan has infuriated many community activists in Palm Beach County and across the state.
To expect less from one demographic and more from another is just a little off-base, Juan Lopez, magnet coordinator at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Riviera Beach, told the Palm Beach Post.
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Somebody tell me why this isn’t institutional racism.
Michael Gerson would be so proud?
I assume that 95% across the board would somehow be racist.
Get the unions out of teaching and do the dam job.
But our dams are working... :)
Unless, one predicates that genetic predilection for
superior or inferior cognitive skills are a rational concept,
but I thought that one was buried long ago
Imagine the uproar that would occur if
gender disparities were institutionalized
If there were no baseline of unequal achievement among groups, then different goals would be stupid. On the other hand if one group is performing poorly at say 50 percent and another group is performing very well at perhaps 90 percent, you tell me how they are going to be performing at the same level next year.
If the board wants to set standards permanently low for a group, that is a travesty. If the board wants to grant special privileges to an underperforming group, that is unequal treatment.
This could very well have HUGH blowback
This is so outrageous as to be almost unbelievable. All, and I mean all, goals should be based on potential not race. If nothing else, this is telling some groups that they are so stupid that they need help making the grade.
I equate this to signs that are in English and Spanish ... tells those of Hispanic origin that they are to stupid to understand English. Why not signs with every language on earth?
Democrats should just go ahead and give blacks 20 acres and a mule.
Different passing grades for whites vs. blacks vs. Hispanics ?
Paging Abigail Thernstrom!
I wonder how it would look if they divided students' scores by sex rather than by race?
Or by nationality? (Polish, Irish, German, Lithuanian ancestry) Or by religion? (Cathoic, Baptist, MOrmon, Jewish...)
Or --- HEY! this would get people's attention--- by zip code:
33930... and so forth
With all the different target scores for different geographic neighborhoods. Wouldn't that shake people up?
Why is it always race?
Community activists? What does the POTUS think?
Yes pathetic. So are they going to adjust qualification tests for jobs and promotions to a lower score for blacks also?
12.5 million phones from all carriers subsidized @ approx. 10 bucks a month per phone.
Couldn't even give the business to a US firm.
Problem is, this has been flying under the radar for awhile and started long before Obama....back to land-line days.
Government employees are the only large unions in this entire state.
I now understand why my local Superintendent of Schools suddenly announced her immediate retirement.
Fire every damn one of these FDOE assholes!
Divide students by family income in $20,000 increments:
etc, and get your base scores and target scores accordingly.
That would be interesting, no?
This will not be allowed to stand. They will be apologizing for their temerity in a week.
The racism of low expectations. Liberal nirvana.
If I were black and had kids in school, I would be furious.
Well, it seems that the way to make everybody equal, is to make blacks feel very deficient and incapable, while Asians become the superior race. White and Hispanics should feel somewhat superior to blacks, but not by much.
Essentially, the way to make blacks feel better about themselves, is to call them mentally deficient. Nice!
A black woman I work with (my daughter works at the same place) has elementary aged children. My daughter said one day they were in her office and her daughter was trying to read (I think she’s in first grade) and was struggling with some words. Her mother told her she was “dumb as hell”. How in the world can a mother talk to her child like that and expect them to learn?
By the way, I have heard the mother read and she, too, is “dumb as hell”!
But don't you dare call any race inferior.
Most of the youngsters from Asian or African immigrant families are working their backsides off to get ahead. I have honors students who have only been in the country a few years but they're making headway, learning, and achieving. Big, big contrast. These kids simply don't accept a lower standard for themselves. I wish all our students would follow their example.
Uhh, go take a look at The Bell Curve. It is a rational concept. Which is a very politically incorrect thing to say, but it is also reality, and there you have it.
You are right, the evidence indicates that it is a rational concept. You can get in a lot of trouble for pointing this out, but it’s where the evidence leads. Look what they did to Dr. Rushton up in Canada.
“It’s Official! - We’re the most stupid people in the country!”
So Asians make the most money, then Whites, then Hispanics and lastly Blacks.... is that alright then ?
of course not.
People will rise to what is expected. If you expect less you get less.
well, i guess there's always affirmative action...
Numbers be what numbers is.
If they were smart about this, they would do what police and fire departments across the nation have been forced to do - - give each of these democraphics a different test based on its stupidity level.
And every time a black voter pulls the lever for a Democrat, the racism of low expectations is exactly what they are voting for.
So screw them.
I’m not sure what the definition of “grade level” is, but this plan sounds like they expect 74% to 90% of students to be above average.
Don’t have far to go till they reach the Lake Woebegon level where ALL the children are above average.
A British newspaper recently had a semi-spoof headline stating the shocking news that almost 50% of British students were performing below average.
Think about it.
Actually, they generally give them the same test, then “race norm” the results. IOW, the curve is calculated separately for each racial group. Blacks who score 90 on the “black curve” are treated equally to white who score 90 on the “white curve,” even though 90 on the black curve is only 60 on the white curve. Or whatever the results.
What about gay black people?
Okay, then that's what Florida should do. And companies who are forced to fill quotas can continue to fill up their "Human Resources" departments with the most literate blacks they can find.
Who in Gods name would want to subject himself to a black doctor or surgeon, knowing that that doctor or surgeon may have been coddled through school thanks to affirmative action? Who could trust any black professional for that matter? But mostly, how can brilliant black professionals who worked their asses off and earned (and deserve) everything they attained just sit back and allow their own accomplishments and credibility to be tainted by affirmative action policies? But you know what? For the most part, the silence of smart, educated blacks is deafening. And they still (mostly) vote Democrat. So... screw them.
Man, if I was black I think I would scream to the heavens to dump affirmative action in the ocean somewhere. What an insulting slap in the face affirmative action is to those smart, hard-working blacks who deserve respect.
F for FABULOUS.
C for CISSY?
A for ARROGANT!