Sunday, October 14, 2012

Nerd News: Florida's New Plan for Racially-Based Educational Goals

OK, how is this not both stupid and blatantly raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist?
The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race. On Tuesday, the board 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 to be 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, reported the Palm Beach Post.
There's so much wrong with this that I don't even know where to start. The Florida State Board of Education sucks, and you can quote me on that.  

1 comment:

Eric said...

Interestingly, the NAACP has come out against different academic standards by race in Florida yet supports racial preferences in NYC specialized high school admissions, although its argument against race-based standards in Florida could be applied to the defense of race-neutral exam admissions in NYC.