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Not enough blacks, lower the standards: Diblasio

Post by ed » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:53 am

Mr. de Blasio campaigned on the issue when he first ran for mayor in 2013, saying the specialized schools should “reflect the city better,” but he has yet to make a dent in the problem. This year, black and Latino students received just 10 percent of the offered seats at specialized high schools, a percentage that has held essentially flat for years.

“The Specialized High School Admissions Test isn’t just flawed — it’s a roadblock to justice, progress and academic excellence,”
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Re: Not enough blacks, lower the standards: Diblasio

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:55 pm

I see "not enough blacks" as a mere pretext.

The real problem is too many Asians.

Seriously, that is what is going on here.

Well that, and the more general long term project of dumbing down everything, apparent even in relatively non-diverse venues.
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Re: Not enough blacks, lower the standards: Diblasio

Post by shuize » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:40 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:I see "not enough blacks" as a mere pretext.

The real problem is too many Asians.

Seriously, that is what is going on here ...
And how that's not an equal protection violation, I'll never understand.

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Re: Not enough blacks, lower the standards: Diblasio

Post by ed » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:46 am

Does the same standard work for Harvard, for example? And before anyone bleats about the difference between private and public, know that "Federal funding for Harvard research fell by 5 percent to $608 million in the University's fiscal year 2014,"
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:30 pm

Bear in mind that black kids who are smart enough and would have gone to Stuyvesant a generation ago now get scholarships to diversity seeking fancy private schools such as Dalton.

For the more science and engineering oriented smart black kid, it would be Poly Prep rather than Bronx Science or that one in Brooklyn whose name slips my mind.

That also depresses the stats for blacks getting into elite NYC public high schools.
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Post by WildCat » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:23 pm

Obama did the same for air traffic controllers:




Because surely in that profession "diversity" should trump competence, right?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:26 pm

Not letting Obama off the hook, but the ur-presidential-lowerer-of-standards for air traffic controllers was Reagan.
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Post by WildCat » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:29 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Not letting Obama off the hook, but the ur-presidential-lowerer-of-standards for air traffic controllers was Reagan.
I'm certain Reagan didn't lower the standards. Obama literally made experience and know-how and competence a disqualifying factor.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:31 pm

All Reagan did was fire all the experienced ones.
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Post by WildCat » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:42 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:All Reagan did was fire all the experienced ones.
They weren't working anyway. Replaced by experienced military air traffic controllers.

Under Obama if you were unemployed for 3 years with no air traffic control experience, but were a minority, you got preference over a trained, employed air traffic controller.
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