Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Science is TOO WHITE at Berkeley High School

In this country, institutionalized racism often masquerades in the guise of "multicultural diversity." In the Bay Area Republic, racism is taking the form of a school budget reform proposal at Berkeley High School that would eliminate science labs---and 5 science teachers---since those classes are mainly populated by white students. Those educational resources could then be redirected to benefit underperforming students: Berkeley High has a wide educational achievement gap wherein white students are doing far better than the state average, while black and Latino students are doing much worse. So, this redirecting of educational resources will help fix all that. (yeah, right.)

One of the problems with this typical Left Coast thinking, is that the minority group achievers who are also enrolled in these Advanced Placement science classes will be negatively impacted by this budget proposal, as well. (read the entire news story here)

As Thomas Lifson put it in his posting at the American Thinker:

"All Berkeley High students, whatever their race, would lose the opportunity to get a solid grounding in science, opening up the door to achievement in higher education and life via scientific study."
The loss of achievement is a small price to pay to insure that mediocrity becomes universal.

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