Florida’s New Affirmative Action Plan – create an unlevel playing field based on race!
As reported by CBS Tampa, the Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race.
The board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level. For math, the goals are 92 percent of Asian kids to be proficient, whites at 86 percent, Hispanics at 80 percent and blacks at 74 percent. It also measures by other groupings, such as poverty and disabilities, reported the Palm Beach Post.
How about that for affirmative action? Now that’s affirmative action!!
The state board felt that since not all students begin at the same level, despite Head Start and dozens of other government programs designed to improve minority children’s performance – why not set different standards – no discrimination in Florida – whatever happened to the level playing field?