The State of Oregon’s miseducation establishment has finally gone to the logical extreme of woke leftism by ruling that school kids no longer have to learn to read, write, or do math because minorities aren’t capable of learning that boring old white supremacist stuff.
On Oct. 19, the state Board of Education decided to throw out all standards for reading, writing, and math because the standards “harm minorities.”
Of course, they only “harm minorities” because Oregon’s miseducation establishment doesn’t bother to try and teach it to them in the first place. So, naturally they have no mastery of it by the time they are set to graduate.
“Oregon Department of Education and members of the state school board said requiring all students to pass one of several standardized tests or create an in-depth assignment their teacher judged as meeting state standards was a harmful hurdle for historically marginalized students, a misuse of state tests and did not translate to meaningful improvements in students’ post high school success,” The Oregonian reported.
Higher rates of students of color, students learning English as a second language and students with disabilities ended up having to take intensive senior-year writing and math classes to prove they deserved a diploma. That denied those students the opportunity to take an elective, despite the lack of evidence the extra academic work helped them in the workplace or at college, they said.
Board members underscored that state-mandated standardized tests will still be administered to most Oregon high school students – they just won’t be used to determine whether a student has the skills necessary to graduate.
“We haven’t suspended any sort of assessments,” state board member Vicky López Sánchez, a dean at Portland Community College, said during Thursday’s meeting. “The only thing we are suspending is the inappropriate use of how those assessments were being used. I think that really is in the best interest of Oregon students.”
Of course, it is a lie that they haven’t “suspended any sort of assessments” if the students are being graduated without having the standards applied to them.
It’s like saying “we still have our memories” when something is gone. It’s still gone whether we remember it or not.
If only learning things wasn’t so darned racist, huh?
We are literally turning out millions of idiots from our schools because liberals think learning things is racist.