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    Is it a wonder our kids can’t add and subtract?

    Is it a wonder our kids can’t add and subtract?

    In part it’s because of an educational culture focused on punishing rambunctious young boys who chew breakfast pastries into the shape of a gun … and incorporating theories such as “white privilege” into school curriculum.

    We’ve addressed the “white privilege” industry before, including at the university level, but what’s going on in Wisconsin is a textbook case study in how far off our educational priorities have become.

    From EAG (h/t @MichelleMalkin):

    On the surface “CREATE Wisconsin” seems noble enough in its intent.

    The program, established in 2009 by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, was supposedly developed to help school teachers and administrators better understand the challenges facing minority students – particularly black kids – in the state’s K-12 schools.

    It argues that minority students sometimes struggle because public education is geared toward white students, and lessons are often delivered in a manner that minority students can’t understand.

    It argues that too many minority students are placed in special education because school officials fail to understand their strengths, challenges and cultural norms.

    In short, the achievement gap that exists between white and minority students has less to do with ability than culture, and the lack of a level playing field in schools.

    But there are questions about CREATE Wisconsin that deserve answers – particularly its emphasis on “white privilege” and its determination to create a distinct set of expectations for minority students.

    But remember, we can’t cut the growth of the education budget or we will harm the children.

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    The Drill SGT | March 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I agree with the article completely in one regard:

    “In short, the achievement gap that exists between white and minority students has less to do with ability than culture…”

    Just as it does when talking about the achievement gap that exists between American Asians and whitey students has less to do with ability than culture…

    If some Hmong kid, one generation removed from the stone age, can get a 4.0 and get into CALTECH, some black kid from Pomona can also 🙂


     
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    GrumpyOne | March 18, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    The problem with public education is multiplied when you throw money at the problem.

    Simply put, an ideal (to me) public education policy would to have the same exact curriculum nation wide such as existed decades ago.

    People have to realize not every little Billy or Agnes can grow up to be nuclear scientists, doctors, lawyers and the like. Hence during the education process different kids will filter down to different categories of skill sets.

    Reality is the issue along with process while money is a minor contributor…

    […] » Is it a wonder our kids can’t add and subtract? – Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion […]


     
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    punfundit | March 18, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    It depends on what the definition of “harm” is.


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