An Ann Arbor elementary school principal used a letter home to parents tonight to defend a field trip for black students as part of his school’s efforts to close the achievement gap between white and black students.
To show just how ridiculous this was all one has to do is reverse the races. If that had been the case this incident would have been plastered all over the news for the next month. People would have been fired and law suits would be pending. It would have been decried for the racist stunt that it was.
But, of course, since it was the "smarter" and "higher performing" white children that were denied the opportunity to hear a rocket engineer speak no one seems to care. What kind of diseased logic possessed this principle? In what way is the principle in this school trying to close the achievement gap; by denying the white students opportunities that would enrich their lives?
How about this: Bring the lower achievers up to the level of the upper achievers instead of the other way around.
The article continues:
“In hindsight, this field trip could have been approached and arranged in a better way," Madison wrote. "But as I reflect upon the look of excitement, enthusiasm and energy that I saw in these children’s eyes as they stood in the presence of a renowned African American rocket scientist in a very successful position, it gave the kids an opportunity to see this type of achievement is possible for even them.
That is ludicrous. Excitement and enthusiasm are apparently limited to the black students in this school. "...this kind of achievement is possible even for them"? Of course it is. That is unless you have a principle who thinks so little of your abilities. The only thing limiting the achievement of children, black white or other, in this country is the morons running the school system. The system has taught minority children that less is expected of them; that they must have help along the way in order to succeed. That is just plan bull.
Black children are brimming with untapped potential. The opportunities for success are there within them. What is hindering these children are the limits imposed upon them by a society that sees racism and bias at every turn. Unless the fact has escaped this moronic administrator we have a black President. What more proof does he need that anything is possible; every opportunity available.
Treat each of these children the same. Give them the same opportunities and expect from them the same levels of performance; they will succeed. Handicap them with this kind of racist drivel and they will fail. When they do it will be the systems fault for lowering the bar.
If you care to read the rest of the original article it can be found HERE.