Equity in Virginia Math Education: No One Gets Ahead

Students will no longer be allowed to take advanced Math courses until the 11th grade. Algebra and Geometry will no longer be offered. Make no mistake this will as the website improve equity within their mathematics program. Of course, equity does not mean equal opportunity but instead means equal outcomes. The only way to ensure equal outcomes is to allow no one to advance.

“Virginia moving to eliminate all accelerated math courses before 11th grade as part of equity-focused plan” (Fox News)

Virginia Department of Education Website: Virginia Mathematics Pathways Initiative (VMPI)

This story really reminds me of “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut. I remember a time when this story was read in high school, but I guess now some schools are using it as an instruction manual instead.

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