Monday, October 15, 2012

Merit vs. Race

An all-too-common theme has raised its ugly head in Florida. The education system is about to change, with different expectations for different races. CBS Tampa:
    The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race.
Any system based on something other than merit will be something other than meritorious. What we're seeing here is a lowering of expectations, which will bring everyone down. This kind of thinking is central to liberalism -- equality and multiculturalism and making people feel good about themselves are more important than good performance. Race needs to be removed from the equation, and leave merit and performance as the only standards.

Fortunately, not all Floridians are happy about the change.
    “To expect less from one demographic and more from another is just a little off-base,” Juan Lopez, magnet coordinator at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Riviera Beach, told the Palm Beach Post.
It would be interesting to partition the country into two separate countries. Those who believe in the race-based theory of everything can migrate to one country, and the rest of us can migrate to the one based on merit. Then we could see which country has happier and more prosperous citizens in 10 years. I would predict that the race-based country would be impoverished and unhappy.

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