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No Child Left Behind – Encouraging Racism? August 24, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in African-American, Black, Bush administration, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Racism, School.

The Bush administration’s “No Child Left Behind Act” has been dealt another round of controversy, after a Florida school issued a periodic report to parents explaining the academic deficits in its school’s performances.

Under the NCLB act, schools must list achievement for the differing racial groups, a tactic employed to measure the progress of traditionally lower scoring groups. In the notice, African American students were bluntly listed as the principle issue.

When it listed the sub groups, it cited reading, mathematics, and writing- and listed “African Americans” as being the group altering the school’s scores. Some parents say the language was unfair, as it may target this group for racial disdain.

Source: Shortnews

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