And disgusting. I mean, really--defining pass rates for NCLB by race? As in: this many Asians, this many whites, this many Hispanics and this many blacks must pass for the school district to be graded acceptable by state guidelines.
And the expected pass rate for blacks is lower than for whites.
So, they expect less out of blacks and minorities than they do out of whites and Asians. It's a soft form of racism, I'll admit, but expecting less out of a child means that the child will live down to the expectations. They get, on an unconscious level (if they're lucky), that their teachers don't believe they're capable of a higher level of work, so they don't try to push past their current limits. Setting the bar so low teaches the kids that they're not worth the effort, that they shouldn't try.
Honestly, that's the most disgusting form of racism there is.
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