Re Florida Sets Different Academic Goals For Different Racial Groups

Allan Wall writes that “Florida Sets Different Academic Goals For Different Racial Groups“.   This is an important topic.

His source that he links to is

Florida Passes Plan For Racially-Based Academic Goals CBS Tampa, Oct. 12th, 2012

==Excerpt from original source

On Tuesday, 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.

As an example, 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. These waivers were used to make the states independent from some federal regulations.


But we are told we can’t talk about this on math ed blogs.  According to Florida, it is a requirement on them from the federal government.

Florida has put these rules in place.  Teachers, principals and schools have to follow them.  So how can they follow them and we in math ed can’t discuss them?  To follow the rules, we have to discuss them.  The rules are different standards for Blacks, Hispanics, Whites and Asians.

How do they distinguish South Asians from East Asians?  Hmong are not the same as Japanese.  How do we get the right rule for these cases if we can’t discuss it?

What do the math ed PC righteous have to say now?  Those that forbid us to talk about race, ethnicity and reality in the schools and cities?


This implies White students would learn better on their own.   Different races have different math aptitudes is what is implied.  This is likely accompanied by different learning styles.  Which casual observation confirms.   Individual cases add up to data as John Derbyshire pointed out recently.

If we group by age and ability level, or achievement, then we will group by race and ethnicity.  Not to do so is denial of an education to children.  Segregation is required by due process of law based on the facts.  50 years of evidence is long enough as the Supreme Court said in Brown.

50 years of White flight and this segregation by race of requirements shows that segregation by race is required to give a good education to each race, and in particular to Whites.  White parents complain about both the impact of both Blacks and Hispanics on one hand and Asian students changing the character of the school on the other hand.  Whites need their own schools to get a fair education for them.

This comes from the Constitution and the facts.  Whites have a due process right to separate facilities in education.


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