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"The proposal to put the science-lab cuts on the table was approved recently by Berkeley High's School Governance Council, a body of teachers, parents, and students who oversee a plan to change the structure of the high school to address Berkeley's dismal racial achievement gap, where white students are doing far better than the state average while black and Latino students are doing worse."
Originally posted by Occy Anonymous
Originally posted by daddyroo45
This is where this country has been heading for the last 40 years. Education use to be the jewel in the crown of this country. Now they are seeking to eliminate any type of excellerated/higher learning.
This is the problem with liberal political correctness. They seek to make every one equally unqualified,instead of allowing the "cream to rise to the top" It's not a race issue,it's just a neat way to sell the dumbing down of the populace to the people.
I mourn for the country that once was. Where merit was regarded and cherished.
HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA, Since when was education ever the "jewel in the crown"? lol.
Originally posted by badgerprints
Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
I'm not saying this is the right move, but isn't that the American way? Why not let them fail if they're so determined?
Because they are not attempting to let the ones who don't care fail.
They are attempting to hobble the ones who want to do well.
If your kid can't run as fast as the other kids, then just take a hammer to the other kids kneecaps.
Great way to think. Make things fair by crippling everyones education.
I'm getting a headache.
"Harrison Bergeron" is a short story set in the year 2081. It takes place in the United States of America, in the living room of George and Hazel Bergeron. This is a time when the 211th, 212th, and 213th amendments to the Constitution have made equality the law. This means that all people are seen as equal in every way, in intelligence, in beauty, in athleticism, and in talent.
People who seem to be above average in any area are given handicaps by the United States Handicapper General. These handicaps are forms of physical handicaps that are placed upon the individuals in order to bring them down to an average level. For example, a strong man may be given a forty-seven pound bag of birdshot to wear around his neck. Those who have above average intelligence are given little radio transmitters that make obnoxious noises inside their heads every twenty seconds. These transmitters are designed to prevent anyone from thinking about any one thing or idea for more than twenty seconds at a time.
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
What is especially sad is that Berkeley high is just down the road from one of the World's premier research universities.
Originally posted by Gregarious
Also, I heard that this high school was also considering requireing the girls to all have a child out of wedlock, because they want to remove the stigma of those who murdered their unborn babies.
Originally posted by Mr Headshot
reply to post by spikey
It's a terrible idea to have these draconian school districts you can't get away from unless your street address is far enough away.