Thursday, August 09, 2012

How's That "Content of Their Character" vs "The Color of Their Skin" Dream Coming Along?

From the San Francisco Chronicle (even though you'd think it actually came from The Onion):
State leaders should revise school testing and funding, extend health care coverage for those aging out of foster care, and make it harder for schools to suspend and expel - all to improve the odds of success for boys and young men of color in California.

Those are among dozens of recommendations from a state legislative committee that spent the past year and a half looking into why the state's minority youth are less healthy, have lower test scores and are more likely to be incarcerated than other young people.
Don't look at culture.  Don't look at communities.  Nope.  Look at watering down testing and letting kids act out in school more.  Because obviously that has a proven track record of success.

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