I saw nothing in the article about standards,
State Board of Education Chairwoman Kathleen Shanahan said that setting goals for different subgroups was needed to comply with terms of a waiver that Florida and 32 other states have from some provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. These waivers were used to make the states independent from some federal regulations.
Are you really going to split semantic hairs between "goals" and "standards?" Any way you want to put it, these "goals" will have to be met to meet federal regulations.
Fill me in what is that similar to?
Separate But Equal. In this case, children of separate races will be entitled to equal educational resources but separate expectations. Seems like an insidious form of racism to me.
Concealing differences seems like a great recipe to promote failure and generate anger.
Differences divide, similarities unite. We should be eliminating racial categories instead of forming public policy around them. With this new policy, racial groups like Blacks are not likely to ever see themselves as having an internal locus of control. We are dooming an entire race of people to government dependence and hatred of races/people who practice self-determination. The flipside of the coin, of course, is that races held to a higher standard will further despise those who are not. To me, the elimination of race from any equation places success/blame squarely on the individual. That seems perfectly aligned with American ideals.
Are you under the impression blacks in general can compete with Asians or White People in academics?
If not expected to, then they never will. At least if we expect high standards for all, there is the potential to rise.
EDITED: Quoted wrong initial passage.
This post was edited on 10/13 at 6:35 pm