A well educated people with the ability to think critically is not in their interests.
When you are the party of the poor, prosperity undermines your base.lil dinamo said:A well educated people with the ability to think critically is not in their interests.
My guess is that since they stopped doing in person education, the gap between the children of the parents who work to ensure their kids got a good education and the children of the parents who let the schools do as they please, this gap went from large to massive. The first group getting maybe 75% of the education they would have gotten and the other group getting -25% of what they would have gotten. The first group improving over the previous year, just less than they would have. The other group having done nothing but screw off during this time went backwards.Rat Creek said:Well, no doubt that will improve life in the Shidt Hole previously known as Portland. :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
Because after all, it is better of no kids learns than to have some of them learn :fingerhead:The Oregon department of education told schools that if they implemented distance learning, it must be accessible to all students, including those without Internet access or computers and those with special-education needs. "You cannot open a 'brick-and-mortar' school in Oregon unless it is accessible to every student in their school district. The same rules apply to an online school," Marc Siegel, spokesperson for the Oregon department of education, said in an email. "Online learning in a school district cannot be implemented with an 'access for some' mindset."
July 27, 2021 - McKinsey & Co: COVID-19 and education: The lingering effects of unfinished learning
Students testing in 2021 were about ten points behind in math and nine points behind in reading compared with matched students in previous years.
Unfinished learning through the pandemic exacerbates historical inequities, especially for Black students.
Parents reported increases in mental health conditions and concerning behaviors in their children.
Absenteeism among students in eighth through 12th grade increased significantly during the pandemic.
The economic gap caused by pandemic-related unfinished learning adds to existing racial achievement gaps in the United States.
I absolutely agree. I was only addressing their motivation. I think their woke-ism is more powerful than their acknowledgment or concern about minority students falling behind. Minority students (black and Hispanic) are expected by the left to do poorly. It is NOT a concern that gets anything more than lip service.SpinnerMan said:I would be completely shocked if the gap between students whose parents care and those they didn't didn't dramatically expand during this pandemic.
Everything they say and do is premised on the inferiority of these groups.Rat Creek said:Minority students (black and Hispanic) are expected by the left to do poorly.
Things are getting insane out there. Just a couple of election cycles ago, Australia was a freedom loving country, but then they took a hard left turn. Just like back in December when we laughed at the prospects of having to show your papers, it has gotten much, much worse than that.
Meanwhile in Australia: Premier Says Only the Vaccinated Will Be Able to Participate in Future Economy
That is not a headline from the Babylon Bee or The Onion.
Only the vaxed will be free
"Currently the Australian state of Victoria has the most severe restrictions in the country, with residents its most populous city of Melbourne living under a 9PM-5AM curfew." The virus only comes out after 9pm. Everyone knows that.
"Victoria Premier Dan Andrews has a plan to make them even worse, effectively “locking out” the unvaccinated from public life. Says that when the current blockade is lifted, the unvaccinated will basically be banned from public life. “There will be a vaccinated economy, and you can participate in it if you are vaccinated,” Andrews said.
"It has transformed a bastion of free inquiry into a Social Justice factory whose only inputs were race, gender, and victimhood and whose only outputs were grievance and division."
Students at Portland State are not being taught to think. Rather, they are being trained to mimic the moral certainty of ideologues. Faculty and administrators have abdicated the university’s truth-seeking mission and instead drive intolerance of divergent beliefs and opinions. This has created a culture of offense where students are now afraid to speak openly and honestly.
Under California-style anarchotyranny, you had better think twice before calling 911 to report a criminal. If the evildoer is a hated Caucasian, all is well and good. But if the scofflaw is a sacred BIPOC and you are not, the authorities may regard you as the transgressor; you could face a heavy fine.
I only wish this were from the Babylon Bee rather than Hot Air:
Out in Santa Cruz County, California, the Board of Supervisors has passed a new municipal ordinance involving 911 calls. They want residents to know that they are free to call the emergency services line if they see something suspicious, but if it involves a person of color, the caller may wind up getting hit with a fine of up to $1,000.
The school did not even expel the offender, all they did was transfer him to another school. Once at the new school, he was allowed to continue using the girl’s bathroom and he sexually assaulted another girl just a short while later.