I guess the green jobs that Berkeley are preparing students for…

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I guess the green jobs that Berkeley are preparing students for...

…are as groundskeep­ers.

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.

Michelle says this:

Such are the wages of polit­i­cal cor­rect­ness and social justice.

Iron­i­cally C. S. Lewis pre­dicted this very thing in his final “Screw­tape” story. Screw­tape pro­poses a toast, when his devil address young tempters at their grad­u­a­tion dinner:

I believe the Eng­lish already use the phrase – “par­ity of esteem.” An even more dras­tic scheme is not pos­si­ble. Chil­dren who are fit to pro­ceed to a higher class may be arti­fi­cially kept back, because the oth­ers would get a trauma — Beelze­bub, what a use­ful word! – by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains demo­c­ra­t­i­cally fet­tered to his own age group through­out his school career, and a boy who would be capa­ble of tack­ling Aeschy­lus or Dante sits lis­ten­ing to his coeval’s attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT.

In a word, we may rea­son­ably hope for the vir­tual abo­li­tion of edu­ca­tion when I’m as good as you has fully had its way. All incen­tives to learn and all penal­ties for not learn­ing will be pre­vented; who are they to over­top their fel­lows? And any­way the teach­ers – or should I say, nurses? – will be far too busy reas­sur­ing the dunces and pat­ting them on the back to waste any time on real teach­ing. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imper­turbable con­ceit and incur­able igno­rance among men. The lit­tle ver­min them­selves will do it for us.”

Make no mis­take this is just as racist as the Clin­ton Cof­fee Quote but unlike the quote in ques­tion it’s deci­sions like this that has the power to cause the result that Bill Clin­ton was hint­ing at.

Why any par­ents of any race would put up with this is beyond me, but you know what? Unless Berke­ley is very dif­fer­ent than any­where else; they likely have an elected school com­mit­tee. Berke­ley peo­ple are doing this to them­selves and thus deserve every­thing that they are get­ting from this.

Why any­one would be sur­prised at this when the pres­i­dent does the same to minor­ity stu­dents in DC is beyond me.

…are as groundskeepers.

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.

Michelle says this:

Such are the wages of political correctness and social justice.

Ironically C. S. Lewis predicted this very thing in his final “Screwtape” story. Screwtape proposes a toast, when his devil address young tempters at their graduation dinner:

I believe the English already use the phrase – “parity of esteem.” An even more drastic scheme is not possible. Children who are fit to proceed to a higher class may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma — Beelzebub, what a useful word! – by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval’s attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT.

In a word, we may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when I’m as good as you has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will be prevented; who are they to overtop their fellows? And anyway the teachers – or should I say, nurses? – will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men. The little vermin themselves will do it for us.”

Make no mistake this is just as racist as the Clinton Coffee Quote but unlike the quote in question it’s decisions like this that has the power to cause the result that Bill Clinton was hinting at.

Why any parents of any race would put up with this is beyond me, but you know what? Unless Berkeley is very different than anywhere else; they likely have an elected school committee. Berkeley people are doing this to themselves and thus deserve everything that they are getting from this.

Why anyone would be surprised at this when the president does the same to minority students in DC is beyond me.