OUTRAGEOUS – AT 9:35 A.M. ET: We regularly comment on the outrages in education. Get this one. From American Thinker:
The deep internal contradictions of liberal race dogma have reached their logical, horrifying conclusion at the hands of the Florida State Board of Education. CBS Tampa reports:
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.
The message sent to young people is clear: blacks, Hispanics, and whites simply cannot be expected to perform at the level of Asians. There is a racial hierarchy of acceptable achievement proclaimed an official government body. Not since the days of segregation has a state officially proclaimed such a pernicious racial doctrine.
COMMENT: Appalling, and embarrassing. Imagine if such a plan had passed during the days of segregation. The liberal outrage would have been over the top. Now we get, from white liberals, only a muted reaction. This is the result of decades of racial preferences, multicultural claptrap and an acceptance of lowered standards.
Our first post this morning reported on the Americans who have won Nobel prizes this year. Contrast that, please, with Florida's plans for its own children. No Nobel prizes there.
October 15, 2012