Under a dramatic new approach to rating public schools, Illinois students of different backgrounds no longer will be held to the same standards — with Latinos and blacks, low-income children and other groups having lower targets than whites for passing state exams, the Tribune has found.As Newsalert says:
In reading, for example, 85 percent of white third- through eighth-grade students statewide will be expected to pass state tests by 2019, compared with about 73 percent for Latinos and 70 percent for black students, an analysis of state and federal records shows.
The concept is part of a fundamental and, according to critics, troubling shift in how public schools and students will be judged after the federal government recently allowed Illinois to abandon unpopular requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Because Arne Duncan , Barack Obama, and modern day "progressives" really believe people with brown skin aren't as bright as white folk! No word yet on when Illinois Democrats will stage a Klan style rally in honor of "separate but equal" in downtown Chicago. For a look at how many powerful American progressives feel about brown people click on this link.Is there a better example out there of what President Bush called "the soft bigotry of low expectations"?