With racial minorities still less likely than white students to have access to rigorous academic classes or experienced and qualified teachers, the Obama administration will announce guidelines on Wednesday to ensure that strong teachers, high-level math and science courses, quality extracurricular programs, and equivalent technology and school facilities are available for all public school students.
In a 19-page document issued by the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, the administration urges state officials, superintendents and principals to monitor policies and facilities and to make sure they are equitably distributed among students of all races.
“Education is the great equalizer,” Arne Duncan, the secretary of education, said in a statement prepared for the Public Policy Conference of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington on Wednesday morning. “It should be used to level the playing field, not to grow inequality.”THIS REVEALS EVERYTHING WRONG WITH LEFTISM:
THEY SHOULD BE PROMOTING EXCELLENCE, NOT "EQUALITY".
THESE POLICIES ALWAYS END UP HURTING THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST.
AND WHEN YOU HURT THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST, YOU HURT EVERYONE.
WE NEED TO END ALL QUOTAS AND ALL "AFFIRMATIVE ACTION" IN THIS COUNTRY AND RESTORE A MERITOCRATIC SYSTEM WHICH REWARDS RESULTS AND NOT SOMEONE'S RACE, GENDER, SEX PREFERENCE, OR CREED.