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MONDAY, OCT 15, 2012  |  3 comments
Florida to measure student goals by race

A plan by Florida to set goals for students in math and reading based on their race has educators and community activists furious in Palm Beach County and across the state.

On Tuesday, the State Board of Education 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 proficient, whites at 86 percent, Hispanics at 80 percent and blacks at 74 percent. It also measures by other groupings, such as poverty and disabilities.

“To expect less from one demographic and more from another is just a little off-base,” said Juan Lopez, magnet coordinator at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Riviera Beach. JFK Middle has a black student population of about 88 percent. “Our kids, although they come ...


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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Wow! I bet those of the movement, Identity: A 'Christian' Religion for White Racists, those dull Whites holding back the Asians and the Jews! Sounds like their needs to be some remedial education for a lot of Whites.

I would suppose this will become a Supreme Court case if their education plan stands, as it is now doing with, Supreme Court scrutinizes university's use of race in admissions.

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Rufus | Fort Worth, TX  Protected NameFind all comments by Rufus
This would be a prime example of the soft bigotry of lowered expectations.
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Russ | Texas  Find all comments by Russ
This is what liberalism and relativism produces. When there are no standards except social justice and political correctness, you get stupidity like this.
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