From CBS in Tampa:
The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race.
On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level. For math, the goals are 92 percent of Asian kids to be proficient, whites at 86 percent, Hispanics at 80 percent and blacks at 74 percent. It also measures by other groupings, such as poverty and disabilities, reported the Palm Beach Post.
Thomas Lifton from American Thinker comments:
The message sent to young people is clear: blacks, Hispanics, and whites simply cannot be expected to perform at the level of Asians. There is a racial hierarchy of acceptable achievement proclaimed an official government body. Not since the days of segregation has a state officially proclaimed such a pernicious racial doctrine.
Of course the new Jim Crow standards don't help the kids one iota. They merely help the education bureaucrats, who don't have to try so hard with the black kids.
Liberals are finally getting explicit about holding black Americans to lower standards of achievement.
The upside is that liberals are at last applying the same racist standard to education that they apply to voting in presidential elections.