Didn’t you know? Hard work and dedication is racist:
Behin’s comments reflect a racially charged debate in New York City and across the country invoking Jim Crow-era language to describe an education flashpoint more recent than old-fashioned enforced segregation.
The conflict — influenced by critical race theory, the idea that racism is embedded in the structures of society — is over disparate racial and ethnic admissions, which critics deem so pernicious that seemingly neutral yardsticks like grades and test scores are actually reinforcing them. These critics aim to integrate coveted, elite schools by removing the performance barriers that many white and Asian parents defend as fair and objective measures of achievement.
In one of the recent conflicts, the school superintendent in Fairfax County, Va., is pushing through changes to the competitive admissions process at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, the nation’s top-ranked high school, over protests from Asian parents who say their kids are being penalized for working hard.
At Lowell High School in San Francisco, a plan to drop merit-based admissions for next year because of the pandemic created an uproar at a virtual school board meeting in October from parents who want to protect its reputation for rigor.
In this polarizing battle, parents who support screening for accelerated education are tarred as racists on social media. The idea that all students benefit by vying for admissions to top schools because it nurtures a drive for academic excellence is dismissed as a tool of segregation. Even moderate proposals to expand gifted and talented programs and make them more diverse face strong opposition.
Black and Latinx New Yorkers have gotten sick and died at greater rates than others,” Wallack said. “These forms of discrimination have deep historical roots and we must reckon with them as we make policy.”
Advocates see a win for integration in the making. If the department ends middle school screening for next year, that’s a big step toward a permanent ban.
“The city should absolutely end middle school screening for this coming year,” says Lallinger, who recently served as a special assistant to Chancellor Carranza. “And going forward it presents a wonderful opportunity to rethink the way certain schools get to select which students they serve.”
These people really do live in a different reality.
You see, under performers should just be accepted into any school. Because racism.
This policy, like most leftist policies, naturally misses the mark. Different individuals have different learning capabilities and different levels of knowledge/intellect. Likewise, they have different levels of desire to learn and succeed.
Putting them all into the same system does not benefit the lowest denominators. Rather, it either sets them up for failure or it results in the dumbing down of the overall curriculum. So it either negatively impacts the best and brightest or the under performers themselves.
The policy for “fixing” the schools by removing admissions standards benefits no group. It merely reduces the capabilities and resources given to the average and above-average groups. Harming them.
Life and individuality is not equal; any attempt to force it to be is usually dictated by idiot compassion.
The left has been trying this approach constantly for decades. It never works. It never will.
We should aim to fully educate each respective group according to educational strategies best for their group. Not lump the groups together and lower the bar for everyone.
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