ForgotMyTowel: It's typical to see the knee-jerk response of "racism!" but once again, people miss the bigger picture. Take race out of it for a moment. Suppose some company has 4 factories. Factory A is currently running at 72% efficiency, Factory B at 69%, Factory C at 53% and Factory D 38%. Now as CEO, you come in and want to raise efficiency standards. A good CEO won't demand that all factories be immediately brought up to 100% efficiency. That's an unrealistic goal and unrealistic goals seldom get met. Instead, the CEO looks at the current efficiency ratings and realities they all need to be brought up incrementally. So he decrees that Factory A increase it's efficiency to 90%, Factory B to 88%, C to 8%1 and D to 74%.Why would anyone have a problem with that? Those are realistic goals to bring up the standards relative to their current efficiency. It's the same exact concept here. Some groups are scoring lower so it will take longer to get their number to 100%.
keypusher: dustygrimp: keypusher: Acknowledging reality makes you an asshole? Good to know. If you find a state where Asians>whites>Hispanics>blacks doesn't hold, alert the media! Fame and fortune will be yours.Of course, this lady is living in a fantasy world too. Right now, according to the article, 38% of black students are reading at or above grade level. Under her plan 74% are supposed to be at or above grade level in 2018, six years from now. That will not happen, unless they water down the standards to Cat In The Hat level.The problem with the standards is just that. The numbers expect a 95% improvement for black students while the numbers are lower for other groups. In context, it seems fairly progressive. On it's face, it looks like racism.Well, if white students are at 69% already, obviously it's mathematically impossible to double that figure. And of course the higher the percentage performing at an acceptable level the harder it gets to make improvements. You've presumably reached most of the unmotivated kids or kids with trouble at home and are moving into tard territory, as extroverted suicide might say.
Smelly Pirate Hooker: OK, this looks bad, and because it's Florida (realistically, it could have come from any state in the south), it probably does have a racist rationale.
K_Trout: If a person can't read, then all the school's effort should work toward fixing that first. It may be all they achieve, but it would be worth it. It only takes an eight year old a year to do this. If you have a teenager who can't read, you are a poor teacher.
Apeboy: Smelly Pirate Hooker: OK, this looks bad, and because it's Florida (realistically, it could have come from any state in the south), it probably does have a racist rationale.um....Stereotype much? Try being "different than us" in New England States.Not saying any part of the US, or world for that matter, deals with racial issues better than others but you can't hope to start with thinking it is "those people" who "live there" that have the problem.
Girion47: K_Trout: If a person can't read, then all the school's effort should work toward fixing that first. It may be all they achieve, but it would be worth it. It only takes an eight year old a year to do this. If you have a teenager who can't read, you are a poor teacher.Teachers only have access to children after their parents have had them for 5 years, and the only 7 hours a day for 3/4 of the year.If you have a teenager who can't read, you are a utter peice of shiat parent.
Masquerader317: I'm having difficulty believing that a person who is clearly articulate still has difficulty wrapping their mind around the concept that a group desiring that their cultural identity be given equal respect...
andyfromfl: For the fark lawyers: I'm opening up a company soon, a software company. I HATE the idea of having to hire people of different races. I want the best programmers, I don't give a whit what their skin color is. I pretty well refuse to hire a bunch of Indians just to pass some numbers game. I don't know how yet, but I'm planning to interview in some way that I'll have no idea what nationality the person is. That way I can hire the best people and nobody can claim I'm discriminatory. One, any ideas how? Two, if I came up with this magic process, would it pass the AA laws? Do they deal with the process or only the results?
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