Tuesday, June 05, 2012

A Glaring Example of the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

From Joanne's blog:
A straight A student in Los Angeles schools, Andrea Lopez went to a SAT prep workshop and realized she was way behind students from other high schools. Will my best be good enough? she asks in LA Youth. She couldn’t do a single math problem. Other students knew vocabulary that she’d never learned, such as “spurious” and “cogent.” After years of being the best student in class, she felt stupid.
What can you say but, "wow"?

1 comment:

PeggyU said...

What I found repugnant was the teacher's insinuation that these children are at a disadvantage because their parents have to work hard to put food on the table, so they don't have time to help their children with homework.

What this seems to imply is that other parents don't also work hard to provide for their families.