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"As part of Virginia's waiver to opt out of mandates set out in the No Child Left Behind law, the state has created a controversial new set of education goals that are higher for white and Asian kids than for blacks, Latinos and students with disabilities. ... Here's what the Virginia state board of education actually did. It looked at students' test scores in reading and math and then proposed new passing rates. In math it set an acceptable passing rate at 82 percent for Asian students, 68 percent for whites, 52 percent for Latinos, 45 percent for blacks and 33 percent for kids with disabilities."
Holy sh*t no wonder society is failing. This is liberal racism at it's finest though isn't it? You can't push kids to work harder and get good grades, it's not the black kids fault for not trying after all he's just barely smarter than a downs child.

This pretty much sets up a kids future that they will never be able to get away from. Employers now have a guidline based on race as to what positions a person can handle because the school has now set that standard. If one of each of these groups shows up at your store with an a diploma here's the jobs they qualify for.

Blacks are only 12% smarter than a downs syndrome kid? And even then not even above 50%? Holy f*ck.
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Holy sh*t no wonder society is failing. This is liberal racism at it's finest though isn't it? You can't push kids to work harder and get good grades, it's not the black kids fault for not trying after all he's just barely smarter than a downs child.

This pretty much sets up a kids future that they will never be able to get away from. Employers now have a guidline based on race as to what positions a person can handle because the school has now set that standard. If one of each of these groups shows up at your store with an a diploma here's the jobs they qualify for.

Blacks are only 12% smarter than a downs syndrome kid? And even then not even above 50%? Holy f*ck.
I am insulted for the black kids.
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Why are you blaming liberals for this policy? No Child Left Behind is President Bush's program.
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Why are you blaming liberals for this policy? No Child Left Behind is President Bush's program.
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Here's what the Virginia state board of education actually did. It looked at students' test scores in reading and math and then proposed new passing rates. In math it set an acceptable passing rate at 82 percent for Asian students, 68 percent for whites, 52 percent for Latinos, 45 percent for blacks and 33 percent for kids with disabilities.

Alarmed by these numbers, McEachin and members of the Legislature's black caucus denounced the new policy as a "backwards-looking scheme."

"If we don't demand the best of our children, we won't receive the best," says McEachin.

At a meeting of the state board of education in late September, Patricia Wright, Virginia's superintendent of public instruction, defended the new policy.

"Rest assured, all of us hold all students to the same academic standards, but when it comes to measuring progress, we have to consider that students start at different points," Wright said.

In a phone interview with NPR, Wright explained that Virginia's expectation is that all students, regardless of race or ethnicity, will correctly answer the same number of questions to pass the state tests.

But the reality is that black and Latino children generally don't do as well as white and Asian children, and that gap, says Wright, is what the new policy is meant to address by setting more modest goals for struggling minority children and giving them more time to catch up.
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Lowering the bar hurts everyone in this country.
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Why are you blaming liberals for this policy? No Child Left Behind is President Bush's program.
Not to mention Ted Kennedy (D), George Miller (D), John Boehner (R) and Judd Gregg (R). A bi-partisan bill all the way. Welcome to the real world.
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Not to mention Ted Kennedy (D), George Miller (D), John Boehner (R) and Judd Gregg (R). A bi-partisan bill all the way. Welcome to the real world.
Facts are a pesky thing.
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Why are you blaming liberals for this policy? No Child Left Behind is President Bush's program.
This is OUTSIDE of NCLB. It has NOTHING to with NCLB. Had you read the article, you would have seen that this EXPLICITLY has nothing to do with NCLB. Do you understand that?? Is it clear to you??
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This is OUTSIDE of NCLB. It has NOTHING to with NCLB. Had you read the article, you would have seen that this EXPLICITLY has nothing to do with NCLB. Do you understand that?? Is it clear to you??
I was going to point this out but am tired of speaking to walls. Walls rarely respond with intelligence and logic.
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