What Would Fairfax County Do With Its Advanced Academic Program?
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Making the Grade II
One simply has to look at comments posted on news articles reporting this recommendation to grasp the strong objection to this recommendation. Here are examples from the Washington Post:
The “progressive” race to the bottom continues....
- Ohhhkay... time to acknowledge the 800-pound gorilla in the room... the words that dare not be spoken:
There are more gifted white and Asian children per capita than gifted black and Hispanic children.
- What is next,
giving extra points in professional medical,engineering,and law exams to non Asian minorities so that they can practice in their respective fields even though they can can't pass required professional exams? I hope not, I would not want to cross that bridge.
- Everyone wants to be super, and when everyone's super...no one will be.
In this society, if you're a nail, prepared to get hammered by those who just want to "do the right thing."
- So typical of libby thoughtlessness! Why do they consistently fail to recognize differences? If these plans go through, NYC public schools will have a big pot of mediocrity at best and failure at worst, while the smartest kids will simply move away or pay for a private education.
- I feel sorry for the bright students of whatever race they may be. They will not be challenged and be bored. The ones coming from disadvantaged neighborhoods might not be able to escape those who try to drag them down. (I've read of black students trying to do well and study hard being called " Acting White".)