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Racially-Based Academic
Goals Essentially Racist

Yahoo!, by Kimberly Morgan

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 10/15/2012 2:16:33 PM

I taught in an urban school with a racially and ethnically diverse student population. It's been a few years since I taught Advanced Placement Literature and Composition, but my memories of the rigors of the course and my students are sharp as ever. The class challenged students to do college-level work in more literary genres than you could shake a syllabus at (if you'll pardon my ending with a preposition). When the College Board released scores at the beginning of the summer, I didn't expect to see any one racial or ethnic group

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Do ya think?? If white students were given this advantage for whatever reason the leftists' head would be exploding. Chris Matthews would have a stroke on live television. The hypocrisy of the left is beyond tiresome.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 10/15/2012 2:33:39 PM     (No. 8934895)

In effect telling the black and hispanic students that they are dumb but don't worry, we aren't expecting much out of you anyway.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 10/15/2012 2:39:18 PM     (No. 8934913)

"There's no reason to expect less of any demographic taking the exam. "

No reason, that is, except reams and reams of data accumulated from years and years of experience.

This woman's attitude represents the triumph of hope over experience. She is in denial. She knows better - but it is too pain to acknowledge the truth, so she pretends something that everyone knows is not true.

As I understand the Florida goals they are not racist but realistic. Nobody is being given bonus points. This is not affirmative action.

By attacking a reality-based approach to a serious and enduring problem, people like the writer choose to remain comfortably ensconced in their wishful thinking fantasies. Black children as a group do not progress as rapidly as whites and Asians. This is a fact. Making believe like it is not a fact only confuses matters and diverts resources.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Gallo3, 10/15/2012 2:49:40 PM     (No. 8934941)

Gummint signifyin' on the basis of Race in any way is Racism.

Stop paying them not to work. Stop paying the teachers when they learn nothing.

Stop letting daddy off the hook for paying for his multiple children from different baby mamas.

Stop expecting them not to learn in the expensive schools we pay for.
Stop giving them doo-dah money and food stamps and EBT.
Is all Racism to do so. Bad for everyone in the long run.

And wrong.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: someshoes, 10/15/2012 3:10:25 PM     (No. 8935008)

Doesn't affirmative action, by its very nature, say essentially the very same thing?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 10/15/2012 3:16:42 PM     (No. 8935025)

Google Marva Collins - she was a black, Chicago teacher who taught her young, minority students to read Chaucer among other classical writers. She expected her kids to read at levels above their age range - and they did it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: devnull, 10/15/2012 3:18:32 PM     (No. 8935030)

How about expecting all to do the same? Some children not performing as well as others? Okay, determine which children are not up to speed and put a plan together to get them up to speed. Under-performing children are under-performing one of two reasons: 1) organic brain disorder or 2) they come from a home where education is not viewed as important. You'll notice a distinct lack of ethnicity in that list.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: retCPO, 10/15/2012 4:36:53 PM     (No. 8935293)

It takes a lot to make this old Chief shed tears, but you've done it. How many generations will low expectations destroy.

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