Last Updated:July 16 @ 12:13 pm

School System Adopts Race-Based Goals: Expecting less from Minorities

By Bobby Eberle

A Florida State Board of Education has a new plan for education goals: expect less from minority students. That's right. The new guidelines for math and reading set new targets based on race. Asians and whites are expected to do better than blacks and hispanics. It's affirmative action gone crazy.

As reported by CBS Tampa, the state board "passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race."

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 plan has infuriated many community activists in Palm Beach County and across the state.

"To expect less from one demographic and more from another is just a little off-base," Juan Lopez, magnet coordinator at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Riviera Beach, told the Palm Beach Post.

Can you believe it? With goals like that, does anyone actually think that minorities will be pushed to do better?

The Palm Beach Post reports that other in the community agree with Lopez, but Florida's Education Department has a different take:

But the Florida Department of Education said the goals recognize that not every group is starting from the same point and are meant to be ambitious but realistic.

For instance, the percentage of white students scoring at or above grade level (as measured by whether they scored a 3 or higher on the reading FCAT) was 69 percent in 2011-2012, according to the state. For black students, it was 38 percent, and for Hispanics, it was 53 percent.

In addition, State Board of Education Chairwoman Kathleen Shanahan said that setting goals for different subgroups was needed to comply with terms of a waiver that Florida and 32 other states have from some provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Here's a report from Fox News:


So what do you think? How about teaching the basics and if someone excels, great, but if someone needs more help, give it to him or her? Accepting less from any group only ensures you will get exactly that: less.

VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
Rate this post:
Rating: 9.6/10 (125 votes cast)
School System Adopts Race-Based Goals: Expecting less from Minorities, 9.6 out of 10 based on 125 ratings





Don't leave yet! Add a comment below or check out these other great stories:

49 Comments

  1. billwvComment by billwv
    October 16, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    A lot of the kids are probably thinking:
    I didn’t know that I was coming to school to learn something.

    Our Education systems gets more and more money and does a mediocre to bad job and seems that no one wants to be in charge of the runaway school debacle. I know that our property taxes have gone up and you guessed it: The majority of the taxes goes to schools. When are our kids going to come out of school with a proper education? If these people cannot teach then get out the way and let someone in there to teach that is competent.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.8/5 (38 votes cast)
    • agent007Comment by agent007
      October 16, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

      I guess a better system would be:

      Do an IQ test for ALL students before admission, and set their targets based on those results!

      It is indeed affirmative action gone off the rails, off the cliff and leading our educational system into something too absurd for words.

      Educational goals: TEACH ALL KIDS ALL THEY NEED TO LEARN!

      Yes, it will lead to differences, so what. I’m so fed up with the nanny state, where we give more to those that perform/produce less!

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.8/5 (50 votes cast)
    • mbmbcsComment by mbmbcs
      October 16, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

      Well I guess that is why obama got the Nobel Peace Prize when he did not earn it; he is black and requiremente were none or less than people who really deserved it. I also guess that is why he got president – he is black – not qualified and the requirements were less/ or more was expected from his white opponent. And according to this article Asians and Whites are just plain smarter than blacks, so my question is this, why are we putting a black president back in the white house?

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.7/5 (85 votes cast)
    • agent007Comment by agent007
      October 16, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

      Great points mbmbcs :)

      Scary how affirmative action brings back racism in this nation! The only road to remove racism from our society will be to stop making distinctions between people from different races! When will we finally be able to say and live according to the ultimate truth that “All people are created equal!”
      instead of having to add that some are more equal than others?

      Did we learn nothing from Animal Farm?

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.9/5 (56 votes cast)
    • texannComment by texann
      October 16, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

      mbmb : you are racist & you need Jesus. I pray God removes the hate from your heart.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 1.7/5 (30 votes cast)
    • calizuz1Comment by calizuz1
      October 16, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

      Well, I have taught and I am not a liberal. They tend to push you out because you want to be tough and have the students actually learn something. Not entirely the educators fault. It is the system that isn’t working. Kudos to Florida.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.1/5 (14 votes cast)
    • mbmbcsComment by mbmbcs
      October 17, 2012 @ 8:23 am

      Racist Texann,

      What is your definition of a racist? What do you call dividing a nation for volts? What about obamas 2007 videos. This idiot is suppose be a leader that brings a country. You know when I was growing up my parents were never bias against color. One thing about me is this: I was raised if I disliked a person to dislike them for what they personally did to me not because of color. I work with many blacks and have many blacks as friends. OBTW, I have my own definition of a Christian and it may not surprise you to know in my opinions you do not fit that ether. But then again we all know about opinions. They are like #$%% everybody has one

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.9/5 (12 votes cast)
  2. arwenusaComment by arwenusa
    October 16, 2012 @ 2:18 pm

    Aren’t employers who are aware of this just going to avoid hiring anyone who is non-white or Asian, and who went to school in Florida? Or, if they are worried about being accused of being racist, just avoid hiring anyone who went to school in Florida, period?

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.6/5 (39 votes cast)
    • agent007Comment by agent007
      October 16, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

      Amen, arwenusa!

      I can already see these ‘graduates’ in front of a hiring manager! “Yes, you graduated there, but you are hispanic, that says it all! I cannot hire you! Your diploma is basically worthless to me!”

      Yes, real progress! Reforming the nation from the ground up!

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.6/5 (36 votes cast)
    • powertothepeopleComment by powertothepeople
      October 16, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

      Not a surprise….the system has been dumbing down standards for years….now they have decided why not be in the open! Hell, everything else is so why not this? The fake-in-chief said he would re-build America from the ground up.

      Don’t be surprised if you see the feds pass work guidelines in the future that says business must use a scoring system in hires and the system spots minorities 20 points. This is how they will adjust the outcomes to achieve fairness!

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.7/5 (39 votes cast)
    • Gabrielle SymeComment by Gabrielle Syme
      October 16, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

      No, it’s not a problem. You underestimate the creativity of social engineers.

      Around the country, there are cases in various municipalities where minorities weren’t scoring well on promotion tests for police or fire. Courts deem the tests discriminatory. Those who didn’t score well get promoted some other way.

      Hey, presto! Another point scored for the social engineers.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.7/5 (34 votes cast)
  3. seabeebobmu2Comment by seabeebobmu2
    October 16, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    It should be,”Reforming us into the ground!” If this **** keeps up, we will be a sub-third world country!

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.8/5 (33 votes cast)
  4. seabeebobmu2Comment by seabeebobmu2
    October 16, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    Why don’t they just give them a high school diploma and make room for those that WANT TO, and TRY TO LEARN!

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.3/5 (26 votes cast)
    • agent007Comment by agent007
      October 16, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

      Yes, we can start issuing High School diploma’s marked up especially for each minority as if those mark-ups are making them more valuable in society! ROFLMAO

      Wouldn’t that be wonderful for all those asians, african americans, hispanics that have graduated based upon real merits, instead of the pity factor nanny state society!

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.3/5 (21 votes cast)
  5. Gabrielle SymeComment by Gabrielle Syme
    October 16, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    I don’t really see how this is anything new. 25 years ago, when I was applying to college, Hispanics and blacks were accepted to schools — and even given scholarships — with lower GPAs and ACT/SAT scores than white kids. Yes, friends whose parents earned more than mine, who didn’t score as well on tests, were given places in, and money for, top tier universities.

    Nothing very different, here.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.9/5 (34 votes cast)
    • jetstreamComment by jetstream
      October 17, 2012 @ 5:55 am

      Very true, the multi-leveled concept isn’t new at all. My first teaching assignment was in a school where it was termed “tracking.” Classes throughout the day were classified as “track 1, track 2, etc.” based on test scores of the students assigned to a given class. The track rating numbers (1=high, 2=medium, 3=fair, etc.) were changed every semester (1=medium, 4=high, etc.)so students would not be aware of the rating. Right… as if kids weren’t smart enough to figure it out!
      The Florida construct merely exchanges the track rating for an ethnic one. Neither are good models, as it has been demonstrated repeatedly that higher performing students in a class help “pull up” other students.
      What has always baffled me is that as soon as one state proves that a particular conceptual model does NOT work, another latches on to the identical model to try it on for size. By the time a bad model makes its way through multiple states, an entire generation of students have been thrown under the bus (so to speak).

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (7 votes cast)
  6. tps12Comment by tps12
    October 16, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    So the next times were in an airplane or driving over a bridge or getting onto an amusement park ride etc. Will you be asking did the bottom of the class grad build this?

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.7/5 (15 votes cast)
  7. smitty37Comment by smitty37
    October 16, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    Liberals – “Progressives” and the Democratic Party need – I repeat NEED a permanent under class and such actions are their way of assuring they have one. If we acknowledge that blacks, hispanics, and other “protected” classes are as good as everyone not in a protected class then we would need to raise our expectations of them. We’d have to tell them “You don’t need bib brother to take care of you – you can very well take care of yourself”….Liberals could never stand that – how dare anyone think that “they” don’t need us to tak care of them.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.9/5 (27 votes cast)
  8. lokiswifeComment by lokiswife
    October 16, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    They need to go back to the basic 4 R’s – readin’, ritin’, ‘rithmetic and responsibility and give those kids a strong education in the basics. If they can’t read well,do basic arithmetic or write a coherent paper, how can they accomplish anything in any other classes? Quit dumbing down the requirements and work on the basics, go back to the old phonics and the old math that worked for many, many years.
    Teach them responsibility to work hard and the joy of accomplishing something, not just being called “special” because you came to school and warmed a seat all day. The schools have failed our kids miserably under the guise of progression, it failed, go back to what worked for their parents and grandparents.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.8/5 (23 votes cast)
  9. nojaaComment by nojaa
    October 16, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

    Two things to consider… one, Obama is not black. His mother is white, which makes him a mixed-race something. Two, we are all the same color on the inside. Unless you’re from Vulcan, then your blood is green!

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 3.7/5 (11 votes cast)
    • drifterdanComment by drifterdan
      October 16, 2012 @ 11:16 pm

      The other things to consider are he “gets” his American Citizenship from his Mother, yet all he talks about is his Father (dreams) who was not an American. Also he is not a real African-American. His heritage on his Father’s side is not African.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.0/5 (4 votes cast)
  10. Allen SComment by Allen S
    October 16, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

    Learning starts in the home but when teachers are burned out or just don’t care the slower learner gets left behind then passes with a D. There should be some kind of program in every school to encourage students who just don’t want to learn. Not to expect students to reach higher goals for their lives and teaching them they can just get by and not to expect anything out of life. Are we going back to the days where we think the blacks or hispanic can’t learn. I believe they can and they need a chance right along with whites and Asians. It has been proven in some schools and it needs to catch fire that all kids can learn. We need to train teachers to help those kids who are not helped at home or who seem to have no hope for their future. Talk about being racial; here it is. I am a white conservative and I believe all children need a chance to make it in life.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.8/5 (23 votes cast)
    • bulldogComment by bulldog
      October 16, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

      Racism is alive, and thriving in Florida. This should not be tolerated.

      Some people are very bright, some are in the middle, and some are on the lower end. It is not a race or ethnicity issue, but many poor people are not motivated to learn. They either need to get motivated, or fail.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.8/5 (17 votes cast)
  11. pwpmmpComment by pwpmmp
    October 16, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    Is this, or is it not, one of the most offensively racist things a government entity has ever done? Basically the Florida State Board of Education is saying, “Sorry you poor little (whatever race boy or girl) there is no way you can make it unless white people help you and give you an edge.

    Have you ever seen the look on a child’s face when they are playing a game and they figure out the adult is letting them win? They feel so betrayed and insulted by that. Suddenly the game becomes worthless and they feel worthless, as well. Expecting something less because of someone’s race is so stupidly wrong.

    Not until color or ethnicity simply doesn’t matter either way will there be true equality in this country. Ask no quarter and give no quarter, each earns on their own merits and nobody gives a hoot what color or ethnicity you are. You don’t get anything because of your ethnicity, you aren’t denied anything because of your ethnicity. It just doesn’t matter. That is equality.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.9/5 (16 votes cast)
    • drifterdanComment by drifterdan
      October 16, 2012 @ 11:37 pm

      That is our nanny state of mind. The State can discriminate based on race, but the citizens cannot.

      If the Florida believes in racial quotas, then maybe they should go after the NBA and NFL. Why not go all the way?

      Besides aren’t there Federal Laws against discrimination based on sex, race,religion, national origin, etc?

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.8/5 (4 votes cast)
  12. fedupwithbadgovComment by fedupwithbadgov
    October 16, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

    This is both an absurd and appalling action by Florida or any other governmental institution! Was is not long ago that all the pundits were descrying the educational level of the U.S. as it related to the rest of the World? And this “multi-rating” system is supposed to improve that ranking? Is there anyone out there that thinks so?

    Apparently, our educators and policy making bureaucrats should go back and reread the phrase, “All men are created equal” when they consider making such asinine decisions. Affirmative Action was intended to bring UP the minorities to a commonly establiished standard, not dumb down that standard to the minorities. Now, we have reverse descrimination run amuck all in the name of Affirmative Action without considering the intent, yet there are those who certainly “use” and “abuse” the contents as a means to their own ends.

    Consider this:
    * Prayer taken out of the classroom – morality and integrity also left.
    * Corporal punishment discontinued – teachers lost control in the classroom and began to fear for their own well-being.
    * More emphasis put on teaching sex education than reading, writing, and arithmetic – intrusion into the personal lives of our youth and subversion of the family unit.
    * U.S. education levels continue to fall – the standard basic eductional responsibility of public schools has enabled the fall consistently.

    Now, before you jump all over the points, stop and think about them first. We’ve allowed ourselves to be apathetic about so many things and issues that we have gotten what we allowed to happen. Remember the cartoon character Pogo when he said, “We has seen the enemy and the enemy is us!”

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 5.0/5 (12 votes cast)
    • lomoxComment by lomox
      October 16, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

      I heartily agree with all you’ve said.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.5/5 (4 votes cast)
  13. jimnjoyComment by jimnjoy
    October 16, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

    I agree with you. The slower learners should get extra help, and the faster learners should do their work and then be given activities that motivate them to do even more. At some time in their lives the student has to decide to do the best they can with what they’ve been given. That’s life. What does race have to do with it except to teach them to make excuses?

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.6/5 (10 votes cast)
  14. memawComment by memaw
    October 16, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    This brings to mind the real reason for “you didn’t earn that” statement.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.5/5 (10 votes cast)
  15. freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
    October 16, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    Very interesting.
    It is supposedly a big difficulty for minorities to be able to get ID to vote, which casts a negative light on them, but now they are, in effect, saying that minorities are less intelligent than others?. Talk about a slap in the face, it does not get any more blatant than this. I do not believe that minorities are less intelligent than any one else. it is possible that they put less effort into doing well in school, but to go clear out on the racial limb, and say they are less intelligent than others, is totally degrading to them. By saying they are not expected to excel as others do, they put a mark on each and every minority. For heavens sake, people, we have a black President, and multiple Blacks and Hispanics in our Government, so are they saying that they just got lucky to be in these positions?. I am Caucasian, and I even feel badly for the so called minorities for being so publicly placed in such a role as they are about to do to them. If they did that to me, I would be furious that they even hinted, I was less than capable to do the same scholastics as others. Just because one belongs to a different ethnic group than someone else, does not mean they are less capable. Talk about being racist, they have loaded a truck with all Blacks and Hispanics, and driven them to the depths of oppression, and supposed inability to thrive or keep up category.
    This is our education dollars at their best?. I resent their implications, and any self-respecting black or Hispanic, since they put them in the minority group, should also be in complete resentment.
    Our Schools are already guilty of passing some less than able students on, of all colors, and ethnicities, just to get rid of them, or to please the parents. This is not Education, this is merely putting them into a game of pass im on , by
    forcing them on to the next grades, knowing full well that they are completely unprepared for the more difficult levels of study.
    When I was younger, a hundred or so years ago, if a student was deemed not able to do the advanced study of a upper grade, they were held back. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this practice, as any action less than this is more difficult on that student as they continue to be bounced forward without the levels of learning to deal with those advances. I am the first to agree that there are students who need more one on one attention than others to move forward. This is part, actually most, of a teachers job. They are there to teach, and if this requires a bit more than the 8 hour day, then so be it. They need to do what they are paid to do, which is to make sure that the students learn, yes, even the more difficult ones. The unruly ones should be sent to the Principals office, and dealt with as necessary even to the point of expulsion. Then the parents can deal with their lack of taking education seriously. Some students just need a little more explanation, and or a more Q & A atmosphere, which at times aids their comprehension. If this does not help, then holding back is the likely solution to give them a second chance at comprehension.
    At times, it is a simple matter of putting the student with a different teacher. Sometimes there is just a natural rejection or conflict of personalities, at other times, another teacher may explain things a bit better, or differently, more to the students needs. I have myself been in, and seen this situation.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.5/5 (12 votes cast)
    • pudgyComment by pudgy
      October 18, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

      Your comments make sense. Too bad the bleeding heart liberals will fight them tooth and nail. They need a cause just to make them think their lives are worthwhile.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    • canada3dayerComment by canada3dayer
      October 19, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

      freedomfighter, the biggest problem with letting the parents deal with the kids’ lack of education is that the PARENTS either aren’t educated themselves or don’t care or any combination thereof. they aren’t motivated to make something of themselves because the nanny state is taking care of them so why/how are they gonna motivate their kids?

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
    • freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
      October 19, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

      My apology, canada3dayer, I apparently failed to express my comment clearly enough.
      ” The unruly ones should be sent to the Principals office, and dealt with as necessary even to the point of expulsion. Then the parents can deal with their lack of taking education seriously.”
      What I actually meant, was not that the parents should try to school the students. I know, in the society of today, this is not really feasible, but rather I meant, that the Parents could deal with them, punishment wise, for being expelled from school. This too is a tricky situation in these times with the children having the upper hand, as even a spat on the rear could be considered child abuse. The Parents, can however remove privileges, IE TV, Ipods, Phones, etc as a punishment. I will attempt to express myself more clearly in my future posts.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    • canada3dayerComment by canada3dayer
      October 19, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

      no worries, freedom. thing is, I don’t think that, for the most part, the parents of the kids that would be expelled for being disruptive, etc care that much if their kids get any kind of education or not. they’re the ones that’ll be on the streets dealing drugs, running in gangs, in prison before they’re 18. when I first got out of college I substitute taught for a while while I was looking for a full-time job. one class I had, a high school level class (at my high school, no less), one of the kids was a neighbour of mine and he was the disruptive ringleader. I took about half the class, including him, to the office. the bell for next class rang as we were on the way. one of them said, “we’re gonna be late for class”, to which I replied “you shoulda thought of that before you decided to act out”. I couldn’t teach in today’s educational situation, tho I believe I’d be a good teacher (I do teach riding) – I just won’t put up with the ****, from kids, parents or administration.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  16. wumingrenComment by wumingren
    October 16, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    I suppose Minnesota won’t be far behind in signing on to this mess. They are one of the states that got a waiver from fulfilling NCLB.

    It is odd that the schools expect more from Asian students, when in fact it is the Asian parents that expect more of their children and hold them accountable for their grades. It isn’t that Asians are more intelligent; it is only that they are more industrious. They are not sidetracked by school athletics programs, but immerse themselves into academic programs.

    My wife is Chinese, and I lived in Asia for 20 years, so I understand parental involvement. Were it not for parental involvement at the charter school our daughters now attend — which requires parents to correct all homework, help students with study guides, monitor daily 30-minute at-home reading sessions, volunteer 20 hours each year at school, limit children’s “tube” time, and attend at least one PTO or School Board meeting — we’d be homeschooling. We expect a lot from our 4th and 5th Grade daughters. They have no video games, no TV, no cell phones. Access to the Internet is strictly controlled and allowed only for academic purposes.

    We’re teaching the girls math and Chinese at home, in addition to the Spanish and core knowledge they are studying at school. I’m teaching them English composition, grammar, spelling, punctuation, typing, and other communications skills. Both of my daughters read to me every night, and I check for comprehension, pronunciation, and word power. No way are our kids going to come out second best.

    Those students that are performing badly in school are doing so of their own accord, with the aid (or lack thereof, depending upon how you look at it) of their parents. Teachers can no more make a kid learn than anyone can lead a horse to water and make him drink. With notable exceptions, for the Black community, it’s a “Black thang” to dismiss academics and pursue athletics. For the Hispanic community, it is more of a language barrier, as English is seldom spoken at home. For the White kids, it’s mall-ratting and athletics. For all of them, it’s TV, cell phones, video games, drugs, sex, alcohol, and, in some cases, violence at home. Lucky are the few whose parents hold them accountable to learn while they’re in school.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.5/5 (15 votes cast)
    • irreverentoneComment by irreverentone
      October 16, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

      Other than school related work assignments or home taught school assignments do your daughters have any other life? My wife and raised two daughters whose grades were excellent [in the 3.75 to 4.0 range] wihtout denying them a life outside of school. They were both in dance for a minmum of ten years, one was a cheer leader for three years. There needs to be a mixture in their lives of education and fun.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.2/5 (5 votes cast)
    • wumingrenComment by wumingren
      October 16, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

      Irreverent One, sure they’ve got other things in their lives — outside of school. That’s the key — outside of school, away from the cliques, the in group, the choom gangs. They’re involved in church ministry, where they are in choir, write to pen pals around the world, and are members of the drama club. They have collections (one loves rocks, the other bugs), are interested in science (one asked for a microscope for her birthday, the other asked for a telescope for Christmas), and tend their garden (blueberries, grapes, apples, pears, and cherries, along with the usual garden veggies). They want to get some carnivorous plants to put in a terrarium (perhaps we’ll build the terrarium this winter and plant it in the spring, when the Venus flytraps and such are available). They’re looking forward to cross-country skying and ice-skating. They used to be in gymnastics, but now they’re both in mixed martial arts (yellow belts, soon testing for orange). This past summer, they both graduated to Level 6 in the Red Cross Swimming Program (one is going into Lifeguard Training, the other into Competitive Swimming). One likes to paint (I’ve set her up with acrylic paints) and the other likes mechanical stuff (she has graduated from Erector Set to taking apart and reassembling bicycles and whatever odd broken appliance I might have out in the garage). They help me a lot with my home remodeling projects, as I teach them how to use tools, measure for cuts, calculate fractions, find center, understand “plumb, level & square,” solder copper pipes, and a bunch of other things. They’ve taken some scraps to make a bird house, a bird feeder, a butterfly house, and doll house furniture. One wants to make kinetic water works using the scrap copper I have from remodeling. They keep themselves busy with things that interest them. I’ve had them both up for rides in small aircraft through the Young Eagles Program, and it looks like they’re interested in joining the Civil Air Patrol when they get old enough. Whatever happens, they’ll be able to take care of themselves.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.3/5 (6 votes cast)
  17. lomoxComment by lomox
    October 16, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

    I was brought up in a northern city and went to school with all races, and our neighborhood was made up of all races also. The intelligence of my neighborhood friends was never thought to be dependent upon their race, and they all seemed to be successful in their own ways.
    After observing today’s effort to educate some races more efficiently than others, I’m beginning to think we’re causing them to look dumb rather than just different. I’m even beginning to catch that illness. The other week I was driving around Jacksonville and 2 different stylish and very expensive automobiles passed me on the highway, not together. I found myself being surprised that both drivers were black, one man and the other a woman and they could both be driving far more expensive cars than I’ll ever be able to afford. That’s not a normal reaction for me, but affirmative action may just be dumbing down our respect and expectations for different races.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.2/5 (5 votes cast)
    • Johnny PatComment by Johnny Pat
      October 16, 2012 @ 6:57 pm

      Lomax– your’re powers of observation and ability to recognize established demographics appear to be somewhat limited.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 2.1/5 (7 votes cast)
  18. Jay AreComment by Jay Are
    October 16, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    Democrat Party job security… making sure the children of their minority constituencies grow up ignorant enough to vote for them.

    VA:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.7/5 (13 votes cast)
  19. snoopyComment by snoopy
    October 16, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

    So should we expect the same when going to college ,or getting a job??

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 3.0/5 (2 votes cast)
    • calizuz1Comment by calizuz1
      October 16, 2012 @ 10:04 pm

      Yes we should, colleges are tough and I would like them to stay that way. If you don’t make the grade no matter what your race you simply are not going to make it. It’s all about being competitive in a global market. I should know, I’m just finishing my Master’s. I went to a private institution and let me tell you first hand, it was no easy road. This is coming from someone with substandard English scores during the first year of College because my English training in Elementary School and High School were very poor. Good training starts at the lower levels and that means you actually have to try harder.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)
  20. DonComment by wyatt48
    October 17, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    It is way past time for the federal government to get out of the education process. We don’t need or want federal bureaucracy in our school systems. All that does is play to a political agenda. Has nothing to do with properly educating a student.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
  21. usafoldsargeComment by usafoldsarge
    October 17, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    Comment by texann
    October 16, 2012 @ 6:30 pm
    mbmb : you are racist & you need Jesus. I pray God removes the hate from your heart.

    UN:C [1.9.6_1107]
    No, Texann, he is speaking the truth, nothing but the truth…. Having been around since before the birth (we got stuck with the afterbirth) of PC and afirmative action, I have seen standards lowered, grading on a curve.. In 1957, in the USAF, there came down a requirement to remove all refferences to race from our 201 file (personal record of most things recorded). The whole section was blackened out with india ink and a brush. 2 weeks later all of us that were eligible for promotion to Technical Sgt were ordered to report to the base photo lab in Class A uniform for an 8×10 portrait…..Mind you an 8×10 portrait for our PROMOTION FOLDER! From that point onward, the ratio of black promotions in all grades exceeded the ratio of black personnel in the organization…. Unauthorized evaluation of the results showed that in approximately 70% of the promotions, the best qualified and most eligible of assigned personnel WERE NOT selected for promotion… And in some cases even the best qualified blacks were not selected- reason, they were considered Uncle Toms…..About 15 years later, along comes race relations…. HOLEEEE SCHMITT, what a wonderful program to come along to teach us white honkeys how to get along with the black airmen! These programs were to teach us how to better get along with our black brethren! They were taught by the most racist, biggoted, arrogant Al Sharpton type of NCOs (all black)that I ever met…. They all tried to create dissension in class to prove that we white honkeys were racist and biggoted…. They were the ones who pushed the dress code to the max with their big puffy afro hairdos,their walking with a swagger and struts, banging knuckles and other signs……. while the honkey had to be close cut and clean shaven, So, Texann, It is my belief that you have no idea how racism originated- I do, it was taught by the United States government- not the United States of America… I am a racist in regards to you get nothing you haven’t earned by your own efforts, whether it be a promotion or the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE… What a crock of **** that is………..

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
  22. Melissa ThatHappens VotanoComment by Melissa ThatHappens Votano
    October 17, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    Good Lord they expect a lot out of us white people…..

    VA:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  23. sockettuemComment by sockettuem
    October 17, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    One may as well say to minorties: “well, sorry your just too stupid to measure up. we have no choiuce but to lower the standards because it is obvious you never will.” Minorities should be furious over this.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  24. KAHR50Comment by KAHR50
    October 18, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    New protest march chant.

    NOBODY LEFT BEHIND, JUST KEEP MOVING THE LINE.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  25. Pingback: School System Adopts Race-Based Goals: Expecting less from Minorities » TF World

  26. shiloh2020Comment by shiloh2020
    October 18, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    School system belongs to the ‘government’….Black people and minorities are in the government and so what do they say? They have as much responsibility on this as any white person. Maybe the minorities in government are having to hard a time with what they have to do and so they just think that by allowing “Ph.D’s for the ABC’s” then everything will be alright. I’m sure Europe will be more lenient seeing as to how the American people are just not up to par these days……I suspect that if minorities do not rebel against this idea of lowering standards then it is because they truly are the ‘lesser’ in mind and in soul……

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
  27. camzComment by camz
    October 24, 2012 @ 7:21 am

    Indoctrination by dumbification.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Leave a Comment





The Loft Archives

  • July 2014
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • Reference Pages

  • About
  • Network-wide options by YD - Freelance Wordpress Developer