View Full Version : the SPLC is doing the RIGHT thing here

08-07-2013, 07:23 AM

Under a plan drafted in October 2012 and due to take effect in the 2013-2014 school year, Florida set reading goals for public school students under which 90 percent of Asian-Americans were expected to read at grade level by 2018 compared with 88 percent of white students.

At the same time, 81 percent of Hispanic students were to be reading at grade level by 2018 versus just 74 percent of black students.

Similar disparities were predicted in the goals for math.

“Rather than promote equal educational achievement for all, Florida set alarmingly different goals for children of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. Florida’s scheme sets severely lower expectations for African-American and Hispanic students, instead of marshaling its resources to ensure educational equality,” the complaint said.

“By setting lower expectations for already disadvantaged racial and ethnic groups of children, Florida promises that disparities in educational achievement on the basis of race and national origin will continue,” according to the complaint."

08-07-2013, 08:06 AM
An excellent vid on education:

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08-07-2013, 01:58 PM
Conservatives aren't the ones pushing for lowered standards. :)

08-07-2013, 06:16 PM
Conservatives aren't the ones pushing for lowered standards. :)