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How ‘equity’ ideology plunged South Africa into inequality and chaos by Rian Malan

How ‘equity’ ideology plunged South Africa into inequality and chaos

South Africa violence continues to spiral, causing food and fuel shortages

Looting, unrest continues for sixth straight day in South Africa

The Handicapper General says Math Education Must Be Gutted in the name of Equity

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).

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In the Name of Equity, California Will Discourage Students Who Are Gifted at Math

Reason Magazine
California Department of Education Mathematics Framework

Possibly one of the best ways to get a clear understanding of equity is to read the Kurt Vonnegut short story, “Harrison Bergeron”.

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.