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(Palm Beach Post)   Florida State Board of Education Chairwoman wants everyone to know that, even though the new race-based education standards are separate, they are all equal. Hey, that sounds like a good slogan: Separate, but Equal   ( divider line
    More: Florida, Florida State, No Child Left Behind Act, Florida Department of Education, School District of Palm Beach County, strategic plan, Palm Beach County, FCAT, standards  
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2012-10-12 05:27:38 PM  
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So do Blacks get disability payments because being Black sounds like a disability to me.
2012-10-12 03:11:12 PM  
1 vote:
This program actually sets higher expectations for Hispanic and black students!

Compare the stats in TFA of where each group is now vs. the goals set for them. White students are expected to go from 69% reading at grade level to 88%, a 28% improvement. Hispanics are expected to improve by 53%, and blacks by 95%.

And the goal is the same for everyone: reading at grade level standards.

Nobody is "dumbing down" expectations for Hispanic and black students; in fact, this plan raises expectations for them!
2012-10-12 01:10:11 PM  
1 vote:
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%.
2012-10-12 12:49:33 PM  
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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.
2012-10-12 12:04:53 PM  
1 vote:
Black people are lazy and stupid. This is not news.
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