Let’s create more dumb students

This is scandalous. Unfortunately, it comes from the Board of Education  of the State of Florida. That would be my Board of Education.

Florida is setting different goals for reading improvements among its students – based on race and ethnicity. By 2018, 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanic students, and 74 percent of black students are to be reading on grade level.

Yes, you read that correctly. 

By 2018, all black students are not expected to read at grade level, only 74% of them.  This sends a horrible message to students, and teachers, and parents…

If I am a black student, I don’t have to try, no one expects much of me anyway.

If I am a teacher, heck, 74% of my black students read at grade level, that’s good enough for the state so it’s good enough for me.

And, if I’m a parent of a black student, I know that my son or daughter is merely a stigmatized statistic with little hope of being pushed  to better him or herself by our teachers.

How can this happen, you ask?

Remember President Bush’s “No Child Left Behind Act”?  President Obama didn’t like that law because the teachers’ unions didn’t like that law.  So, President Obama has granted waivers…waivers that do nothing more than insure that blacks and Hispanics are forever condemned to a lousy education.

One more time, well done, Mr. President.


17 replies
  1. JBS
    JBS says:

    This is totally unacceptable! Is this an institutionally sanctioned excuses to pass more students? Is this to make the teachers’ unions look better and increase the graduation rates? Has this Florida board of education given up on over one-fourth of black students, and almost 20% of Hispanic students? What?
    This is epic stupid!
    Where is the outrage from the parents? Are the Florida teachers rolling over for this? Is this a payoff to the unions?
    The Florida Board of Education is seeking a 4.4% budget increase, on top of a $1 Billion increase in their yearly budget. It’s so they can institute these “goals” in order to narrow the achievement gap. Have you ever heard such malarkey? Don’t look at the math goals.

  2. ricbee
    ricbee says:

    This is racism of the worst sort granted by government. Obamites accuse us of racism because we can?t stand the little prig.

  3. Linda Mae
    Linda Mae says:

    This is absolutely sickening.? In 37 years of working with 7th and 8th graders, I never saw any difference among students due to race.? It was attitude and parental support that made the most difference.? Plus – how much responsibility parents expected of their kids.? I am so sad about this.? I’ve reviewed many things about FL schools? you have had some great curriculum work.? This is backward.

  4. Marilyn
    Marilyn says:

    This is because every Democrate knows “them black people just ain’t smart like us white folk”.??? You would not believe how many times I heard people say this growing up.? This is?such an outrage and every parent needs to stand up and say NO!

  5. joe_m
    joe_m says:

    This goes with ending homework because “poor” kids don’t get help at home and are disadvantaged.

    However, this is coming from the waiver requirements:

    The U.S Department of Education required targets that would, within six years, cut in half the percentage of students in each “subgroup” performing poorly on reading and math tests?

    This is what happens when Republicans work with…

  6. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    I think this is a” teachable moment”, don’t you? Perhaps President Obama can have a beer with the FL Board of Education, maybe they don’t see their racism.

  7. JBS
    JBS says:

    Ah, Socialism in action! Quelle belle! Last week, French president Fran?ois Hollande, pledged to abolish homework as part of his education reforms. The poor French students have a longer school day — lunch is not 20 minutes! — than their American cousins, but they only go to school four days a week. Hmmm . . .

    But, he does want them to go to school half-days on Wednesday and have a shorter summer vacation.

    Quelle horreur!!!

    As long as he doesn’t touch the hour and a half lunch time! Some things are too sacred.

  8. stinkfoot
    stinkfoot says:

    It fits into the apparent aim to produce graduates lacking critical thinking skills which is enjoying some success already as evidenced by the support enjoyed by Obama after his destructive record.

    • stinkfoot
      stinkfoot says:

      Eduction is actually the act of drawing forth or bringing out something latent.? In any case, the liberal narrative promoted in schools makes “education” less appropriate than “indoctrination”.? Perhaps the Board of Edu-doctrination sees students as latent liberals and wishes to bring that out.? If they devoted their time and resources to actually teaching something useful then they might see reading skills respond accordingly.

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