Florida Approves Race-Based Academic Goals

The Florida Board of Education has met with opposition for approving a strategic plan this week that will categorize students’ academic performance based on race and ethnicity.

According to the Sun Sentinel, the board approved the plan Tuesday and a part of it aims to reduce below grade level performance by categorizing K-12 students into subgroups and setting goals for each one.

The criticism is about the disparity between each group’s goals. According to the plan, the state wants 90 percent of Asian, 88 percent of white, 82 percent of American Indian, 81 percent of Hispanic and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level by the year 2018…

http://nbclatino.com/2012/10/15/florida-approves-race-based-academic-goals-latinos-and-blacks-given-lowest-expectations/#.UIClWxougw0.email

Thanks to Jawara for the above link.

Comments

  1. One of the 99% says:

    This has to be a bad joke. There is no way this is serious. Someone released an April Fool’s Joke early.

  2. One of the 99% says:
  3. Thanks for the informative link. It seems that integration of the schools had unintended consequences.

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