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Florida Passes Plan For
Racially-Based Academic Goals

CBS Tampa [FL], by Staff

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Posted By:earlybird, 10/14/2012 3:12:52 PM

Palm Beach, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) – 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.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hairy Eyeball, 10/14/2012 3:17:03 PM     (No. 8932671)

Sounds like the Bell Curve to me.....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: roadrunner, 10/14/2012 3:19:24 PM     (No. 8932676)

And if you read about Asian parents and their emphasis on academics for their children, one can conclude that the home life of children has far more to do with their academic achievement than race.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 10/14/2012 3:27:57 PM     (No. 8932702)

What a racist plan. I wonder how the black kids feel about being classified intellectually inferior. This is exactly what the Florida Board is saying.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/14/2012 3:28:55 PM     (No. 8932705)

Employers can use this information to weed out the candidates real well. Just hire the Asian or the white person and your odds of getting a good hire are much better.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/14/2012 3:32:13 PM     (No. 8932710)

Does anybody remember Mike Royco? The Chicago newspaper columnist. He wrote a very thought provoking article about the black community. It boiled down to him asking them "either you are equal to the task and you can do the job" or "you need to admit you are inferior and will always need help". I don't know who is dumber, the black community who will probably accept this decision about their intelligence or the Florida State Board of Education? When I was in school a 74 was probably a D or maybe a C-. Is that good enough for them? To barely get by. If the black community accepts this then they will label themselves as inferior. This should be troubling to all the hard working black students who make good grades and achieve.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 10/14/2012 3:35:30 PM     (No. 8932715)

Creating a servant class.

That is what elitists do.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 10/14/2012 3:42:25 PM     (No. 8932737)

#5, As a former Chicago suburbanite, I grew up on Royko's columns. He helped form my future conversion to the right, as did my dear Husband. Funny tho - I never thought of Royko as anything but a cranky (but insightful) Dem. I could be wrong. I cried my eyes out as if he were a personal friend when he passed! He has several books too, with his best columns preserved, and also about Richard J Daley, the excellent book "Boss".

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/14/2012 3:48:40 PM     (No. 8932754)

This is the race card mixed with an Obama waiver.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MissMann, 10/14/2012 3:56:17 PM     (No. 8932776)

This is so wrong. My heart breaks for the children of color who are more than up to the task but will now be lumped in and pulled down by these lowered expectations.

Ask them how they feel about "being in it altogether" rather than "on your own." Please let the capable children escape these horrible, oppressive schools.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: harper, 10/14/2012 4:01:09 PM     (No. 8932796)

Don't sneer. It worked for BO, and we'll see proof [again] on Tuesday.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: veritas, 10/14/2012 4:04:32 PM     (No. 8932804)

So... certain characteristics may "properly" or "comfortably" be associated with race, but other characteristics "cannot possibly" occur differentially from one racial group to another? Really?

[Unnecessary disclaimer to shortstop objections -- there are no bright lines absolutely delimiting intelligence, race, or most other human characteristics. There is, however, enough patterning of those characteristics, and correspondence of certain results with those patterns, that rational examination dare not deny a relationship. It is also long and clearly established that distributions within Bell Curves are not identical between groups. That is, the slope of the curves to and from the median may be steeper or shallower from one group to another. Hypothetical example -- group A has 5% in the "110% of median" sub-group; group B has 9% in the "110% of median" sub-group." Thanks, all. Note -- the "Veritas Two Lunches Rule" applies to this post.]

#2: And if Asian parents put a similar emphasis on, say, painting, shotput, composing music, mechanical invention, or football, they'd doubtless over-achieve as they do in certain academic fields?

#5: Royko.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 10/14/2012 4:06:02 PM     (No. 8932811)

Just setting up a pool of future coffee carriers for Clinton.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: greggojo, 10/14/2012 4:07:25 PM     (No. 8932813)

How pathetic. Thank you liberals for destroying the lives of millions of fine young Black Americans.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 10/14/2012 4:37:08 PM     (No. 8932846)

Where are they going to get 8% of the Asian kids to not be at grade level in math? (Or was that racist?)

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ClangClang, 10/14/2012 4:51:12 PM     (No. 8932861)

America is on a collision course with genetic reality. It's only a matter of time until research in some East Asian country reveals the genetic discrepancies between racial groups that underlie the widely observed, stereotypical behaviors that we all can plainly see.

The denial of genetically based behavior, and its inheritance from one's ancestral chain, is the central problem of our age. The lie that all racial groups have equal abilities is the lie that creates all the other great lies of our age, most of which were formed, and are held by the Left.

Denial of reality by our society is not doing anyone any good.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: flatwater, 10/14/2012 4:55:06 PM     (No. 8932872)

The Democrat Party and "authentic" blacks agree; Black America should be held to a lower standard than everyone else.

That's why 90% of "authentic" black males can't read at grade level, can't write at grade level, can't perform basic arithmetic and can't speak English.

That's why 90% of "authentic" black males are wandering around with their pants at their ankles, saying profound things like, "What dat be?"

That is the vision Leftists have for Black America. Stay helpless, hopeless, poorly educated, boundlessly angry, willfully ignorant and eternally dependent on the federal government.

If Martin Luther King had lived to see what Black America has become, he'd be dying of EMBARRASSMENT.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: tennman, 10/14/2012 4:56:04 PM     (No. 8932874)

And if a kid is multi-racial, what do they do? Have a board determine race? Do an average based on % of race? How about American Indians - what are they?

This plan is beyond stupid. Way lower expectations but the reality doesn't care about race.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Salt5792, 10/14/2012 5:00:23 PM     (No. 8932883)

What, genetically, does it take to be classified as "black". 50% African genes, or 0ne drop, or what?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jim13, 10/14/2012 5:21:04 PM     (No. 8932925)

I thought discriminating on a basis of race was illegal.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: dman, 10/14/2012 5:40:19 PM     (No. 8932964)

Chief Justice Roberts wrote: "The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race."

Yogi Berra could not have said it better.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Miss Ann Thrope, 10/14/2012 6:00:19 PM     (No. 8932995)

When the black "students" vote in local, state, and federal elections, will their votes be worth 74%?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: lilo, 10/14/2012 6:03:06 PM     (No. 8933002)

It's not about equal opportunity, but it's now all about equal outcome. From a meritocracy to a mediocracy.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: oldsfc, 10/14/2012 6:13:25 PM     (No. 8933015)

Moved to current location a few years back. Looked for new doctors and dentists in the area. Did not choose "minority" doctors. Don't trust them. Are they skilled and well educated? Or are they a quota? Sorry, I'm not gonna put my health care in someone I don't trust After all, it is my body.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/14/2012 6:16:59 PM     (No. 8933022)

A PHD in Poly-Sci comes with a license to have it both ways.

You knuckle-draggin' red necks wouldn't understand.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 10/14/2012 6:20:30 PM     (No. 8933026)

This validates the 1994 study by Charles Murray linking race to intelligence. At the time, Libs vilified his work -- but now it appears the State of Florida accepts it. Finally, political correctness comes up short.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/14/2012 6:40:54 PM     (No. 8933060)

I hope some will forget about race and look at educational planning.

It is not about improvement of education, it is about retaining, expanding, and increasing the power of the educational establishment. And the more centralized and remote from the community the better for the establishment.

The same bureaus and elites who made the previous failed plans have now made this one and they intend to make the next one in a few years. Results won't matter, they will look at the numbers, write something a little different, and request a lot more money.

Thousands of pages of regulations will flow down to the schools which in turn will ask higher taxes from the parents. Millions of pages of reports and test scores will flow up to bureaus. Computers will summarize it it they don't gag.

The system will prevail and little will change. Which is exactly what is intended.

The numbers by race, sex, etc. are but lego pieces used to construct the fairy tale castles.

2018 is far enough away that no one need be concerned about anything now. Go back to sleep you silly people. The experts know what to do.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/14/2012 7:00:25 PM     (No. 8933082)

Does this mean that the billions spent on Head Start" can now be stopped?
Is there such a thing as DEvolving?
Too many babies are born with no chance of educational stimulus in their nurturing. They are just left to lie where they are, hardly spoken to, not exposed to colors, music, voices, no structure in their lives. Just left to lie there..

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Quaestio, 10/15/2012 10:00:48 AM     (No. 8934077)

I don't think many people have read this article. The Board did this because they were required to set different goals for subgroups in order to comply with the Federal terms of a waiver on No Child Left Behind. That's right, they're doing this to comply with Obamacation, who wants everything broken down by racial categories.

Second, these number reflect how the different groups are currently doing. In the past year, 69% of white students met these standards compared to 38% for black students. Trying to get that number to 74% in a few years is going to be quite a feat.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: worstnightmare, 10/15/2012 10:10:59 AM     (No. 8934101)

Simply stunning. Why don't they also brand black and Hispanic children with a big "I" (for inferior) on their forehead? This is beyong disgusting.

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President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security caught then released 68,000 aliens who had previously been convicted of a crime, a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies shows. The report, provided to Breitbart News ahead of its late Sunday evening release, reviews internal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) metrics to conclude that the Obama administration released 35 percent—or 68,000—convicted criminal aliens back into the U.S. general population when they could have been deported. (Snip) In response to these findings from CIS that follow up on his office’s report last week, Sessions said immigration law in America has essentially ceased to

Global Warming Will Cause War,
Pestilence, Famine and Death,
Says New IPCC Report Inevitably

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Breitbart London, by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 3/30/2014 5:45:07 PM     Post Reply
Today sees the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change´s (IPCC) latest findings on the state of "global warming" and the news isn´t good. Here are some of the highlights: Giant malarial mosquitoes the size of crane flies may descend en masse and drain us of our blood so quickly with their powerful razor sharp probosces that we won´t even have time to be infected - we´ll be dead before we hit the floor; Bangladesh, Tuvalu, The Maldives and Florida will all be submerged; Four horsemen with skulls for faces, glowing red eyes and huge scythes will gallop across


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