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The coming dark age: Because algebra is hard for many minority students, the California community college system is considering eliminating their algebra requirement.
“The second thing I’d say is yes, this is a civil rights issue, but this is also something that plagues all Americans — particularly low-income Americans,” [said Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California community college system.] If you think about all the underemployed or unemployed Americans in this country who cannot connect to a job in this economy — which is unforgiving of those students who don’t have a credential — the biggest barrier for them is this algebra requirement. It’s what has kept them from achieving a credential.”
Hey, Chancellor Oakley, you know that you are implying that blacks and minorities are not capable of understanding algebra.
Meanwhile I, as a conservative, instead think that if we demand them to do better, they will do better.
So who’s the racist?