Liberals Set Race-Based School Standards In Florida, Setting The Bar Lowest For Blacks


Miroslav Volf said: “Prejudice is a form of untruthfulness, and untruthfulness is an insidious form of injustice.”

I would change that quote just slightly to say that condescension is a form of untruthfulness, and untruthfulness is an insidious form of injustice. Our country has evolved in such a way over the last 250 years that we have become a tiered society. While on a surface level we have progressed greatly in terms of racial issues, we have developed a much more insidious form of racism to counterbalance that development. That racism shows itself in condescension.

While on the outside, Blacks and other minorities are treated with the respect with which they deserve to be treated, in our schools and occupations, minorities are often condescended to in the form of quotas and affirmative action. Affirmative action—for those who may not know—is the creation of policies that would elevate minorities who have suffered past persecution. This often means that certain quotas must be filled in schools and businesses—that certain raw numbers of minorities must gain admittance to schools, and be hired for jobs, based solely on the color of their skin. I believe there was a time when affirmative action was helpful, but that time has long since passed.

Affirmative action is an insidious form of racism. It is surreptitious and slick, hiding just outside the boundaries of our vision. But it is racism nonetheless. A new—and especially egregious—case of affirmative action type race-boosting is happening in Florida as I write this article.

According to The Daily Caller:

“New education standards approved this week in Florida set goals for public school student performance based on race and ethnicity — with lower benchmarks for African-American, Native American, and Hispanic students, and higher ones for white and Asian-American students…According to the plan, Pre-K through grade 12 students will be assessed with their racial subgroups in mind ‘to reduce the achievement gap.’ By 2018, 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanic students, 82 percent of Native American students and 74 percent of African-American students are expected to be at-or-above grade level reading standards.”

Currently, Florida public schools are in dire straits, with much lower percentages in all race groups. But why segregate education achievement? By setting high standards for Asians, and much lower standards for Blacks, what is being said? The statement being made is that Black kids cannot achieve what Asian kids can, that Black kids cannot achieve what White kids can. That is racist.

Setting standards based on the color of a child’s skin is outright disgusting. The goal of Florida’s schools should be all around academic excellence based on individual student performance. But there is this mentality–mostly among the Liberal elite—that poor Black people need a leg up, that they can’t help themselves, so it’s the government’s job to give them a boost—in this case, by lowering standards.

This mentality is pervasive in the Liberal community. They say they want to help minorities, but their “acts of benevolence” only serve to keep the minority communities down. Through programs like Food Stamps and Obama Phones, they keep the Black community on the government teat. They throw money at a problem that cannot be solved with cash. Liberals have created a matriarchal system to keep black people on the Democrat ticket. It is wrong, and disgusting.

Then Liberal politicians proceed to set lower standards for those they themselves have shoved down. Setting lower standards will only keep minorities at the bottom. It is out and out racism.

The Left will tell you that the Republicans hate Blacks, that they want to keep them down. That is a lie. It was Republicans who overwhelmingly supported the Civil Rights Act, and it was Nixon (a Republican) who actually acted to desegregate the schools. It is Republicans who want a society in which we are all treated equally, and it is Republicans who want everyone to have an equal chance at success, regardless of the color of their skin.

Republicans will not pander. Republicans—the real ones, at least—want to open the doors of the Liberal prison in which minorities are kept. But the Left will do everything they can to keep those prison doors shut forever.







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  • silas DoGood

    This makes sense. We all KNOW that Negroids are far inferior to Non-Negroids.

    • Phil

      I wouldn’t say that, but I do think the godless movers and shakers think that, if people are stupid enough to buy their BS, they are too feeble-minded. Sadly, Liberals get into office mostly thanks to non-elite middle-class and up white people, of whom I am one, though, by the grace of God, no liberal.

      • Ben England

        The usual liberal B.S., keep them down and degrade them, tell them they are not equal and they believe. They are just as intelligent as the rest of us and should have to keep the same standards to get them out of the rut the Democrats want to keep them in. I know of plenty that have made it by working hard and setting goals (Herman Cain for one) Obama was a slacker all his life and his school records would prove it, if thier are any.

    • Robert Robertson

      This was the thinking of universities and colleges in the 1800s and early 1900s, that the black race was inferior, incapable of complex thoughts, unable to learn complex tasks, and were in essence not totally human.
      This is nothing more than 100% pure unadulterated bull ship .We have been stuck with those stereotypes for longer than most people can remember. Doctor Martin Luther King had a dream and his dream was not directed solely at Americans of African dissent. He envisioned in America of equality and if he was around now I do believe he would be severely hurt and anger at what “his people” are doing and how their acting.
      Don’t blame the schools, it is their fault about 80% anyway, but the parents and the American public are the ones who allow the schools to become what they are.

      Schools are no longer a place of education the Social Progressives took advantage of lazy parents, ignorant school boards, and a basic trust that Americans had in the schools. They use this to take over and basically destroy our educational system.

      Affirmative action has done more harm than it has good. Their professions where a certain skill level is absolutely necessary because other people’s lives depend on. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, what color you are, or what religion you are. If you have the skills in a competent you can do the job, get the education, and build the future for yourself and your family. At least that was true until his current administration stepped in, were now you are an evil person, a greedy person, and less deserving if you are successful. If you’re successful your success is not your own doing and because you didn’t make it on your own you have to pay back part of what you make to the people who have done absolutely nothing to earn it.

      As an example of where affirmative action shows how ridiculous it is back in the late 70s UCLA medical school was one of the best in the country. They had very high standards and if you didn’t have a 4.0 average or very close to that you were not even considered to be allowed to go to school there. The young man took UCLA to court, it seems that he has sterling references, yet a 4.0 average in both high school and premed and had gained entrance into UCLA. At the last minute he was informed that to meet the quotas set down by affirmative action a student who happen to be an American of African dissent was given his position. The student I have no doubt was a good person yet get recommendations but unfortunately his academic work amounted to nothing more than 3.0 GPA at best.

      Take the logical conclusion that these two individuals graduated from the same school, UCLA and became surgeons. Would you want a a surgeon with a 3.0 average or 4.0 average? Has nothing to do with race it has to do with the skill level of the individual.

      Unfortunately there is a segment of our society that has become bloated, lazy, totally dependent upon others, lacking the drive to better themselves by working for, and to a large extent and reverted back to man’s ancient ancestors were the only logic was a club.

    • Evermyrtle

      You are neither inferior because you are black, white, red or yellow. Your standards of life come from your heart and from your brain.

      The first requirement for a good life, a profitable life is LOVE. Without love within you you are nothing. This love encompasses first of all JESUS CHRIST if it is focused correctly properly, and then all people all people, that is what brings happiness. It is the most important basic need, ever. It includes the things that are right in the sight of our GOD ALMIGHTY which meas we love all people righteousness and all good things, shunning evil and things that is supported and shoved at us by Satan and his angels.
      Remember, “GOD IS LOVE!””

      • RON G

        Excellent comment. Wouldn’t it be a great world if everyone felt that way!

      • MK McMillion

        The point is that the Florida school board thinks blacks are inferior.

      • delusionary

        Dear Ever;
        You need to go to Detroit to live and we will see how loving your belief system is then.

      • Chris Rankin

        Does anyone know of any business that has created fewer new jobs than our President, Barack Obama?

      • Ronald r. johnson

        At least we now know how Obama got through school!

    • drbhelthi

      As a school psychologist, I did not find that to be the case. I found family and social environment to train them in behavior and speech of their local society. Which, unfortunately, the Obamacrats are reinforcing. It is wonderful that many folk, such as Dr. James Manning of ATLAH World Ministries, is quite the opposite.

    • Bull57

      Not to many years ago a high school diploma was enough education to allow most people an opportunity at most jobs. Now today a college degree is necessary. Why? If you look at what the school system is teaching our kids I’m not surprised. A college education today was a high school education 30 or 40 years ago!

      • RacerJim

        Exactly. The dumbing down of America.

    • Mr Bob

      I KNOW you’re Rand Paul’s speech writer!!!

  • Hammer

    And they wonder why Blacks aren’t smart enough to get and/or hold a job…The only job Democrats want blacke to hold is to sell drugs on the street corner or pimp their wives and girlfriends…

  • Gary Gentz

    You have got to be kidding me! What good will this do when the 74% get out into the real world. People won’t hire some one with a diploma but can’t read! All this type of system does is make the problem worse instead of better

  • Jack Reacher

    Of course they lowered the bar for blacks. Do you think those teachers want the same bunch year after year?

    Ordinarily I would be outraged that blacks were being treated with such low regard involving their education. But, over the past 4 years it’s been shown to me that they, (blacks), don’t give a rats patootie about education. They want out on the streets to begin their pimping, robbing, raping or drug sales to get started.

    I no longer care. Let them self-destruct if that’s what they want.

    • P.A. Sylvester

      I’m afraid you are right. more folks are saying, to hell with it, let them self implode.Sad but true. As long as there is an “you owe me” “i’m entitled” attitude they will never rise above no matter how much you lower the bar. They are not doing them a favor.

    • delusionary

      Truth hurts. Here is the real truth. About 25% of blacks are decent human beings who share most white values. The other 75% are feral wolves that will always be a threat to Civilization.Detroit has teached this stupid Nation some hard facts. Blacks cannot build or maintain a fuctioning City or Country. They can burn one down.though. The black undertoe destroys decent white neighborhoods.The blacks move in and the whites flee the crime,violence,and savagery.Wherever they go,hell follows. The history of cities is the following” When blacks make up 25% of the population,you are at the danger point. Start looking for new neighborhoods or at least try and sell your home and rent. When you get to 40% black your city is doomed. The blacks will take political control and hello Detroit. This is happening throughout the country in numerous cities. John Derbyshire warned whites that blacks are dangerous and to avoid them if possible. He was fired by the PC white sycophants. Where blacks rule,freedom and hope dies. Learn this lesson at your own risk.

    • John Maguire

      I worked in South-Central for a number of years and it became painfully obvious to me that many if not most of the people living there were exactly where they wanted to be. I was part of a major technology company that donated hundreds of millions of dollars worth of state of the art, (at the time), office equipment and personal computers every year, to ‘better assist the students to become productive citizens’. These same students managed to completely destroy each and every piece of equipment by mid term despite our best efforts to repair the vandalism and damage as it was done. Sorry, but those people are a total waste of time, effort and money.

  • James Fuller

    Do the administrators not realize that the white and Asian students are smart enough to see that they are being told that the blacks and Hispanics are dumber than them? Is that what they are trying to teach them? How utterly misguided.
    American

  • John

    The Slaves Need Not Go To School……There’s Still Cotton To Be Picked, At Least Liberals Think So

  • AmVet

    Hammer, Your comment isn’t that far off the mark. Communism and Socialism is the ultimate tool to keep people under the control of the government. What most Americans of color don’t know is the history of the Democratic and Republican Parties. It is easy research and I challenge all to research it yourself, black and white. It was the Republican Party that is responsible for freeing the slaves and sending help and assistance throughout the south to teach and guide them into the world of freedom as described in the Constitution. After the Civil War it was the Democrats that hired the Ku Klux Klan to promote segregation and hunt down and hang slaves that tried to escape their position. I cannot for the life of me understand why our black citizens support the Democratic Party or why Jews support the Muslim we have in the White House, who by all counts is an illegal immigrant himself. I say that because there are no records of him being born anywhere other than Kenya plus the fact that he was a register citizen of Indonesia as Barry Soetoro. Note, to be eligible to be the President of the United States one must be born on American soil; both parents must be citizens of the United States, never used an alias or held dual citizenship with another country. His own father was, as written in his own book, a British Subject.

  • Tony

    No one is helping the blacks in America by continuously lowering their entrance examination levels. I for one, will never use a black , lawyer, doctor, surgeon,architect, engineer, etc.
    I just do not trust the educational system anymore. Who knows if they really can do the job?
    So who is helping the blacks by doing this?

    • RacerJim

      There’s no better justification for your comments than the black in the White House.

  • ronifer

    And amazingly no one seems the least bit insulted by this !

    • Mr Bob

      If the GOP is sooooo kind to blacks why is there about as many blacks in the GOP as their is in the KKK?

      • http://Lastresistance Dano

        Read it again Bob the liberals are keeping them down and giving them free things to stay dumb and voting for the party

      • RacerJim

        If the Dems are soooooo good for blacks why did they organize and dominate the KKK virtually to the exclusion of all others?

      • AHF

        To RacerJim. The parties switched platforms after much of the KKK’s time. What was democrat was republican and vice versa before that. The KKK are right wing.

  • http://eco-solutions.co R Jeffrey Savlov

    Liberals are, in my humble opinion, total morons. If you want to elevate the academic standings of all students and reduce animosity towards minorities the only way to do so is by holding all students to the same standards. This would include resurrecting the old style of education where there are failures, teaching the basics and holding back students of all races who are not prepared academically to advance. Creative teaching may be required. When I was in school some 50+ years ago, I had one teacher who taught by using real-time comparisons to peak our interest in history. Part of his teaching method involved requiring each student to find an article in the daily newspaper which was discussed in class and related to the history that was part of the regular curriculum. All the students got higher grades because of this method. How many times have you said or heard ” what good is Algebra to my future. Applying the concepts to future job applications can only help get students excited about what they are learning. Setting lower standards for ethnic groups only helps in the perpetuation of the Generational welfare society.

    • nmgene

      Algebra is a total waste of time for most students and a waste of our tax dollars. 95% of the people will never ever need or use algebra in there lives!!!!

  • Ken Howes

    Interesting that Asian and Hispanic kids, whose first language may not be English, are held to a higher standard than black kids. (OK, there are the Haitian kids, whose first language is the French dialect called Creole; but most black kids aren’t Haitian.)

    But liberals are trying to grease the skids for blacks in every possible way. That’s how they retain 90-95% of the black vote.

  • Steve

    If the blacks show up for school at all, they just disrupt classes & destroy the building. If welfare is good enough for their mamma, it’s good enough for them.

  • Wa

    Seems we are always setting the bar lower for blacks. This gets old. Either they are capable or not. We have done all we can and if they are ignorant, poor, uneducated and depressed it is because they choose to be so.

  • FAAQ2

    The way I look at it – if blacks wants to be losers that have the standards lowered for them – go ahead – lower the standards- much like evolution – the weak are eliminated from society – eventually blacks will die out and then they will no longer be a factor.In the future blacks will be the pimps- drug dealers- rapists- robbers – the prisons will be full of blacks – and they will not be in society any longer – great deal for us .. So blacks people you want to be losers – where the standards are lower for you due to the color of your skin ??Works for me – does it work for you ?

    • USMC71

      NO! Do you think this would be the route Christ would have you take with those for whom He died? Look at what happened to the Indians and their reservations, for goodness sake! Do you really think it is to the advantage of Blacks or our country to let the Left continue their enslavement of these people?
      There are many good, honorable, patriotic Black Americans who deplore the condition of Black Americans and realize how and why this has happened – MLK, Thomas Sowell, Starr Parker, Walter Williams, Allen West. THEY are sticking their necks out – professionally and personally.
      Don’t just add to the problem by apathy, please. The very least you can do is pray AND help Black kids who show a desire to improve their condition. Any cop who walks a beat can offer you a family to help that wants the same for their kids that you want for yours and will bow up against the ghetto culture to do so.

      • Jack Reacher

        @USMC71 — I hear you. But it is too late. I knew when Obama was elected that if blacks were not very careful it would be all over for them. It started with “Obama gonna buy me a house, Obama gonna pay for my gasoline, Obama gonna give me a free fone”, and more.

        The moochers have got to spend some quality time at the total bottom of society. Then perhaps they will judge the value of even a basic education versus wearing their pants down around their knees. What is a great shame is that prior to Obama, race relations were nowhere near this bad and, for the past 30 years had significantly improved.

        But when one looks at the reasons it comes to mind that even then it was the dangling of a carrot and the generosity of a nation that got them back on their feet. Then finally they decided they didn’t like carrots. That’s where we are now.

      • Chris Rankin

        Damn Marines always got to spoil the moment…

    • delusionary

      They won’t die out. They breed like mice and have Whitey’s welfare and section 8 to live off of. They just steal whatever they lack from Uncle Obama.They are a different animal from other races. Whites,Hispanics,and Asians are capable of building a prosperous society based on Capitalism. Blacks could not maintain a swimming pool.No Country or City taken over by blacks is viable. They all become cesspools of corruption and incompetence.Zimbabwe,Detroit,South Africa,Flint,Newark,ect..And on and on.

      • FAAQ2

        Except nature is not pleasant – when there are too many of a particular species – like lemmings – nature takes them out. So too will blacks be cast aside – but enjoying every minute of their free cell phones- food stamps and welfare – not working – not producing anything – not being able to read or write – but reproducing like rabbits – single mothers- gang banging dirtbags -. Blacks are 12% of the total population but 47% of the prisoners in State & Federal prisons. why ?? Because they want something for nothing – or view killing -raping -robbing and drug dealing as a badge of honor.. tick-tick-tick – the clock on the future of blacks is winding down- eventually to stop..

  • Doug

    If I were in school, I would list my race as black… Then set the curve…

  • USMC71

    Ashamed to admit what came from the mouth of a fellow Texan, LBJ, as he penned civil rights legislation back in the mid-60′s: “Now we’ll have the niggers voting democrat the next 200 years.”
    Correct me if I am wrong, but does this not sound like an effort to handicap an entire demographic group – economic enslavement, if you will – and have they not been successful, even with the explicit assistance of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Barack Obama (to name a few)…unless they are really clueless as to human dynamics (motivation, character development, habituation, etc..)?

  • Terry Mengle

    Liberals are the real racists! They think blacks cannot compete and must have a boost up in the world. The boost means votes!

  • bill

    I think it’s more about motivation than ability… if parents are involved in their child’s schooling, seeing that homework gets done, restricting “free” time when grades are needing improvement, setting standards of performance and reward, and always mindful of the lesson that success takes effort… then these are kids who will work harder to get what life has to offer, because that’s what they’ve learned. The actual subject matter is less important than the desire to succeed – to keep pushing until you get it done.
    Perhaps racism is just a convenient label we use when we’re too lazy to fix the problem, which is perhaps related to the larger number of single-parent families we find in certain ethnic groups. Mom can only do so much, and whatever definition of marriage you wish to use, it is, on it’s simplest level, two people working together for life towards a quality goal. How your kids turn out is a reflection of that goal.

    It’s not about you… it’s about what you leave behind.

  • sirtalomose

    I’d encourage everyone to read the Daily Caller article that was quoted. Frank Camp either didn’t read it through, didn’t understand it clearly, or is trying to incite readers. I see a lot of people saying that they’ve set a lower bar for some races. If you compare the current numbers to their expectations though, you’ll see that the differences are larger for some groups than others and that they’re instead raising their outlook more for those currently hitting lower numbers.

    In fact, the article tries to point that out as well.
    “Stewart stressed that the plan does not set lower standards for students in demographic subgroups, and instead puts accelerated goals on the students with lower achievement percentages to meet 100 percent proficiency over ten years.”

  • talomose

    I’d encourage everyone to read the Daily Caller article that was quoted. Frank Camp either didn’t read through it, didn’t understand it, or is trying to incite readers. From the comments here, many have concluded that they’re lowering standards for certain races. If you compare the current numbers to the expectations though, you’ll see that isn’t the case. The lower that a group is currently performing, the larger the difference for the outlook. That brings everyone closer to the average rather than distancing them.

    The article tries to point this out as well.
    “Stewart stressed that the plan does not set lower standards for students in demographic subgroups, and instead puts accelerated goals on the students with lower achievement percentages to meet 100 percent proficiency over ten years.”

  • Wapitiman

    Gee, I remember way back when the American standard was a ‘level playing field’.
    Lower standards (a double standard) steals self-esteem from the so-called beneficiaries.
    In their heart-of-hearts they know they can’t meet the mark/standard. This will probably carry on throughout life.

  • Hubcap

    There are all male Muslim schools and that is pure racism as Muslims show their true colors.

  • DHiP

    Setting the standards for anyone is the standard to which they will target. Blacks have been held to a lower level of achievement for years and years, with less expected of them, and it is to that order they have become accustomed. And even still, they drop out of school at an alarming rate. Someone has to push people to achieve at a higher level, not expect lower levels.

  • Lou

    Are they going to teach Blacks how to read cursive or the proper usage of the English language ? You have to wonder why no one likes hiring negroids .

    • FAAQ2

      Sure Lou – just AXE THEM!

      • RacerJim

        Hey FAAQ2 — What’s wrong with AXING THEM before they axe us?

  • Michael J. Marsalek

    Almost every politician who has ever run for office promised to fix our educational system. When a program doesn’t work well or is a failure, the Democrats claim that the programs are not properly funded and the fix is to throw more money into the program. What has happened over time, the Democrats have deliberately and steadily reduced the public educational standards to present the illusion of better educational outcomes. So, consider the hundreds and thousands of government programs and agencies. Now try to name one or two which actually work well and achieve their intended purpose. In the end, better educated and more knowledgable teachers will produce better educated and more knowledgable students. This is a completely foreign concept to the teachers’ unions without their support, Democrats do not get elected.

  • Pale Rider

    Were I black; I would find it highly offensive to be told the black race as a whole would be graded on an easier standard than everyone else. The very premise clearly presumes that ” blacks (as a race) are not as intelligent as other races.

    I do not believe that to be the case.. I believe that there are many individual blacks (as well as individuals of other races) who fail due to a lack of initiative. Initiative comes from with in. Call it “drive”, desire to achieve, desire to succeed or simply motivation..

    So I would fully expect a separate grading system for black people should and would be insulting to all intelligent blacks.

    • Walt

      I believe they are poor, ignorant and uneducated because they choose to be.

      • RacerJim

        I agree.

  • FAAQ2

    Gorillas in the mist – the black race will cease being a factor in this Country – they will sit back and enjoy the wallow in their new status – not having to step up and do what everyone else has to do – and i their wisdom they will think that they are getting a big break when actually they are being tossed aside by the left. They will be left with no job- no future- nothing but free phones- welfare and food stamps – section 8 housing – the never ending pile of free stuff from whitey. And the funny thing is they will think that this will be a great deal. Oh it will be a great deal until these worthless piles of flesh discover what is really happening to them. What liberals wanted all along – to keep them down on the plantation – hoping for handouts and free crap – and voting democratic. So since I am not black and thankful for that I don’t care what happens to these worthless assholes – keep feeding at the trough – listening to dumbshit hi-hop music – collecting your welfare and earning nothing- in the end when black have nothing -earn nothing and produce nothing – the hispanics will be laughing all the way to the bank – while blacks just become a footnote in history. And good old Jesse and Al will just sit back and say – “see those dumb niggas can’t do nothing” and is really doesn’t matter who many black heroes there are – you are doomed to be cast aside like all those animals that are extinct – and you would have brought it on yourselves – but by golly the standards for blacks will be much lower then whitey – and wow – look how many free dell phones you gots.. You should be so proud !

  • Deb

    So in essence what the Obama gang is saying is that blacks are too stupid to learn what every other race learns.. they are unable.. How nice.. if I were black and had any pride I would be bloody insulted.

    How stupid can Obama get.. first of all this is insulting and secondly it is not fair to everyone else. Would you rather have a graduate who learned everything, or one who skipped thro because he was dumb.. flying your plane.. well, lets get that first pilot to fly the Obama jet, okay?

  • KWPT

    You can give out all the cell phones an food stampe you wont but if thay cant dile 911 for help an cant cook. when thay dile 911 an ask for help he/she get some help on how to cook. also how to help for education . Maybe if we stop runing them down.just maybe he/she will see what this GOV is doing to them..

  • VeeDub

    The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man is free to become whatever God intends he should become.

    The American dream cannot be legislated, it comes from within, and is given to each of us in equal measures when our hearts beat for the first time.

    It’s what we do, what we believe and how we are raised, that determines how much of the dream we achieve!

    Our schools have been integrated since the 60′s. ALL of us have had the opportunity to get the same education, sit in class and pay attention, learn, achieve and then make something of your life.

    SOME have actually had advantages given to them in the way of head start and free breakfast/lunches, coats and school supplies, so all the parents have to worry about is getting the child to the bus.

    The elephant in the room is the question of why. WHY are we content to educate to the lowest common denominator? WHY are we content to allow our children to be brought down to the level of those who don’t try and can’t achieve?

    WHY can’t black children learn at the same level as every other child? WHY would the black community (as a whole) and the black “leadership” (Jesse, Al, Obama) accept the concept that blacks are less intelligent than whites, and rather than force the black community to do better, lower the standards and bring everyone down? Of course people like Jesse, Al, and Obama have made millions by keeping the black community ignorant!

    Education in America has slipped ever since our schools were integrated. I was in school in the 60′s. Every year I was expected to do less and less. It was easier to get an “A”. Go back and look at the U.S. rankings in world education standards. It goes down every year. So why are we content to educate to the lowest common denominator?

    I think the answer is to put those who can’t or won’t do on the short bus and send them to separate schools for slower children, and let the schools give children who do try, all of the edjumication needed to be all they can be.

  • VeeDub

    “I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races. I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people.

    And I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will ever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. …

    And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.” ~ ~ Abraham Lincoln in his fourth debate with Stephen Douglas in the campaign for the United States Senate on September 18th of 1858.

    • RacerJim

      And the history of world ever since then proves Lincoln was correct.

  • talomose

    I’d encourage everyone to read the Daily Caller article that was quoted here. It clears up a lot of what this writer either failed to see or ignored so he could incite readers. Everyone is noting how some groups of students aren’t expected to reach as high of goals, but that just isn’t the case. Compare the current percentages with the outlook. The lower the current number is, the higher the expectation, the larger the difference that must be met.

  • AHF

    I’d encourage everyone to read the Daily Caller article that was quoted here. It clears up a lot of what this writer either failed to see or ignored so he could incite readers. Everyone is noting how some groups of students aren’t expected to reach as high of goals, but that just isn’t the case. Compare the current percentages with the outlook. The lower the current number is, the higher the difference in expectation that must be met.

  • Jim

    What is Jessie and AL going to do about this? Isn’t that discrimination?

  • Peted

    The Florida School Board is setting in place Apartheid for the future! How ignorant or willfully malicious can these Liberal Socialist Democrats be?

  • duif100

    Of course the blacks do not object to this.
    It simply sets the stage for more special government benefits for the blacks.

    Who is stupid?
    The people who work and pay for the benefits of the non-contributing recipients of the benefits.

    The blacks have enslaved the rest of the nation!

  • txlady706

    I agree with most of the article – all for the last part. The Republicans, in government right now, for the most part, are NOT Republicans. There are a few exceptions. However, the idea is correct, but the party affiliation, at this time is not. The repubs want to see you on the gov teat just as much as the Dems. The Dems are the party of the KKK, but the repubs have moved toward THAT not away from it. THAT is the pity

  • http://missionoutreach.org Ray Downen

    Public schools need to be freed from federal government interference and oversight. We have local school boards who should be in charge of our publicly-funded schools. The federal Department of Education should be abolished. We’d be better off without it.