We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Boyle said in an emailed statement that suspending the reading, writing and math proficiency requirements will benefit “Oregon’s Black, Latino, Latina, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, Tribal, and students of colour.
Because when you don't measure anything, you can go on forever pretending everything is OK. That way no one ever has to be held accountable.
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I think you are absolutely correct. The same way those that believe in what the Dems are doing to this country believe everything is just right. Will they ever wake up to the disaster they re causing, I doubt it.
IMO, this will INSURE that employers, aware of Oregon policy. unconsciously or not, hire by appearance alone. Next up: No demanding that a written application be submitted. Also: No writing a "What I Hope to Do for XYZ Company and Myself" description. I am aware that many places restrict job entrance tests.
The only reason toadies like Boyle can get away with sh*t like this is because the reporters that are writing the story refuse to ask the questions that challenge the behaviors and force them into defensive positions. Exactly the same thing as the Cuomo stories circulating at present, moaning about 40 years of bullying. When the stonings begin, don't forget the reporters.
This will accentuate the disparity they claim to want to address. Families who understand the importance of mathematical literacy will continue to insist that their children learn mathematics, whether it is in the school system or not. Private math tutors will be hired. Math homeschooling will occur in those households. Private schools will be flooded with STEM-seeking students.
And those families who are indifferent or hostile to learning math will fall by the wayside, continuing if not accelerating their failing trajectory toward irrelevance in the modern working world. Just another example of how public services, unduly influenced by liberal cultural nonsense, will self-destruct and devalue themselves. Another classic socialism story.
When Brown’s right, she’s right. End the racism of expecting non-Whites to learn oppressive White culture. Bravo Oregon voters for electing a caring, representative government. Surely Utopia will result.