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US High School Science Labs now "Racist"?

 
 
 
 
 
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Is this the future of Science Labs in America?

The proposal would trade labs seen as benefiting white students for resources to help struggling students.

Berkeley High School is considering a controversial proposal to eliminate science labs and the five science teachers who teach them to free up more resources to help struggling students.

The proposal to put the science-lab cuts on the table was approved recently by Berkeley High’s School Governance Council, a body of teachers, parents, and students who oversee a plan to change the structure of the high school to address Berkeley’s dismal racial achievement gap, where white students are doing far better than the state average while black and Latino students are doing worse.

Paul Gibson, an alternate parent representative on the School Governance Council, said that information presented at council meetings suggests that the science labs were largely classes for white students. He said the decision to consider cutting the labs in order to redirect resources to underperforming students was virtually unanimous.

Science teachers were understandably horrified by the proposal. “The majority of the science department believes that this major policy decision affecting the entire student body, the faculty, and the community has been made without any notification, without a hearing,” said Mardi Sicular-Mertens, the senior member of Berkeley High School’s science department, at last week’s school board meeting.

Sincular-Mertens, who has taught science at BHS for 24 years, said the possible cuts will impact her black students as well. She says there are twelve African-American males in her AP classes and that her four environmental science classes are 17.5 percent African American and 13.9 percent Latino. “As teachers, we are greatly saddened at the thought of losing the opportunity to help all of our students master the skills they need to find satisfaction and success in their education,” she told the board.

The full plan to close the racial achievement gap by altering the structure of the high school is known as the High School Redesign. It will come before the Berkeley School Board as an information item at its January 13 meeting. Generally, such agenda items are passed without debate, but if the school board chooses to play a more direct role in the High School Redesign, it could bring the item back as an action item at a future meeting.

School district spokesman Mark Coplan directed inquiries about the redesign to Richard Ng, the principal’s assistant at Berkeley High and member of the School Governance Council. Ng did not return repeated calls for comment.

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6 Responses to " US High School Science Labs now "Racist"? "

  1. stevens says:

    Is that a watermelon?

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  2. whirlwindd says:

    The good old USA is one of the few industrialized nations in the world that allows for a free public education for students through age 21. Now, in order to graduate from high school, all students are expected to have 4 years of math before graduating and the expectation is that algebra and geometry be mastered. Students with ability in the high range of mental retardation are taking Algebra and are expected to pass it! Naturally, as higher level science courses are added as requirements for graduation for high school, more and more students are going to be exposed to subjects beyond their ability. This article highlighted black students, however, it is NOT a racial issue. Look at other school districts and systems and you will see that all students are being affected. IMHO, THIS is the AUDICITY OF HOPE because it is only based on a hope and a prayer!

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  3. Columbia99151 says:

    Don’t forget Berkeley is the holy city of the ultra-left elite movement! Minorities and poor whites are incapable of handling advanced classes. So, let’s just not waste the money on ’em. What a beautiful example of patriarchal elitism and the prevalence of eugenics in powerful places. “Poor things.” We really must build more abortion clinics in black and hispanic neighborhoods. Those people just can’t seem to master birth control! Obama has appointed Czars who publicly adhere to eugenics ideology. The ruling elite promoted a Presidential candidate whom they touted as an intellectual and “good listener.” He listens and they dictate. These entrenched elitist-racists-frauds and crooks are being outed and soon Americans will be able to get on with the business of improving their lives and their childrens’ lives; like they did before the ruling elite took power. This November will be a good measure of American intelligence. As one of those pitiful uneducable, I was told to “just take typing or something.” I had other things in mind and managed to enjoy quite a nice life and a comfortable retirement at the age of 50. All my high school classmates held up as scholastic achievers, well, they’re still working. I retired 13 years ago but might have reached success at an even earlier age if those damn elitists would have just gotten out of my way!

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  4. jeff says:

    shove all your raceist comments up your asses……the media always trying to provoke sht…….goverment and media always provoking and stageing sht fku people……

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  5. Tab says:

    Once again the smart students are being punished. Not all kids are the same. The children that benefit are being brought down to a lower level, because some black and latino children cannot pass. This is wrong! This is socialism in the schools. You know we all need to be equal. So nobody will excel! This is what is ruining America!

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  6. Racist says:

    Jeff can’t even spell “racist” and expects us to treat him as an equal? Shove your fuckin degenerate head up your black ass Jeff. You only further the point being made that your kind are destroying our society.

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