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April 23, 2021

For the Sake of Racial "Equity," Virginia Cancels All Advanced/Accelerated Math Classes, and Will Make Everyone Learn as Slowly as the Slowest Students

But Nice Tweets under this regime, right?

Now, as a junior or senior, you will be allowed to elect more advanced classes -- classes that you would have been taking as a freshman under the old system.

So this is how we achieve "equity" -- not by teaching the ignorant, but by retarding the talented.

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is moving to eliminate all accelerated math options prior to 11th grade, effectively keeping higher-achieving students from advancing as they usually would in the school system.

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"[A]s currently planned, this initiative will eliminate ALL math acceleration prior to 11th grade," he said. "That is not an exaggeration, nor does there appear to be any discretion in how local districts implement this. All 6th graders will take Foundational Concepts 6. All 7th graders will take Foundational Concepts 7. All 10th graders will take Essential Concepts 10. Only in 11th and 12th grade is there any opportunity for choice in higher math courses."

His post included a chart with what appeared to be set math courses for 2022-2030.

It should be kept in mind that students always had the option to not take accelerated math courses, or any advanced course. Smart but not-so-driven kids could always elect to take the normal classes.

But now they're taking that option away from students.

They will all essentially be retarded to match the slow progress of the poorest-performing students.

But hey we have Nice Tweets so that's the only thing that matters.



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