Today, I attended a forum sponsoring by the New York State Board of Trustees. The forum was subtitled, "A Call for a Summit on New York Education." The primary goal is to improve the overall performance of students, while closing what is referred to as "the achievement gap." The "achievement gap" is a euphemism for the disparity in quantitative measures of academic performance between "races."
During the session, I had the fortune this afternoon of hearing the Chancellor of the City University of New York, Matthew Goldstein, refer to the rapid growth of degrees in math and science to students in China and India as a national security issue for the United States.
Of course, Blacks are classified as a threat to national security - and have been since the formation of the nation. Educators act as if there is no accord on this...Americans have never been so united on any topic as the idea that Blacks constitute the principal danger in America. Therefore, can you rightly conceive of schools providing a dnagerous group with keys to succeed in math and science. Nothing could be more preposterous.