Vancouver School Board cuts honours programs
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California schools are about to go the way of Virginia in Math Education. Because of the racial disparities in education, particularly in Mathematics the powers that be have deemed that a radical program of equity is the best solution. Remember, equity may sound good but it is the antithesis of equality. The Civil Rights Movement pursued the American ideal of Equality enshrined in the Constitution. However, today’s elites say we must pursue equity instead because it’s the only way to close the disparity gaps. Equity is the pursuit of equal outcomes, whereas equality is the provision of equal opportunity regardless of race, religion, or creed. Equity says that because some people are more advanced we must stop their progress so that they fall back in line with those who have fallen behind.
“To Promote Equality, California Proposes A Ban On Advanced Math Classes” (by Tyler Durden, Zerohedge).
Possibly one of the best ways to get a clear understanding of equity is to read the Kurt Vonnegut short story, “Harrison Bergeron”.
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.
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.
Here’s a little follow up for a recent Anti-Visions’ podcast about Equity vs. Equality: