The Democrats wrongly believe that every child needs to have a trophy handed to them even if they fail. They have bought into the notion that every child needs to have the same experiences in life that all others have. Except that every child is not the same. And giving a child a trophy when they lose will never teach them to work harder the next time, so they can experience a victory they earned.
People are not robots and cannot be expected to be molded the same way as another person. Every person is unique, and they have talents that they should be free to express within legal limits. But looking at a student who is excelling and calling it unfair and racist is a version of socialism creeping into everyday life.
Many young people today have a hard time pushing themselves to be better because, for their formative years, the Democrats told them they are winners no matter what. They were never allowed to experience failure. So when it comes along, they cannot work their way through it. Instead, they find it easier to screw with someone else’s future by forcing them down to their living level. All because it is not fair.
— Ian Prior (@iandprior) April 23, 2021
The Virginia Department of Education has failed to understand that life is not fair. They are making socialistic changes to the math curriculum, which will eliminate advanced math courses for students who are good at math.
Kids that are good at math should be allowed to take higher math classes. Those that struggle with math are going to be able to excel in other classes. So to be fair, those classes should be canceled as well. But for some reason, math is the focus of the fair movement.
This is critical race theory. https://t.co/5A77bYOa3R
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) April 23, 2021
The entire decision to cut advanced math is robbing the kids of the American Dream. They are being told that they cannot excel at anything and need to accept that they are sad Muppets that will never amount to anything in life. Instead of that, they need to be encouraged through failure and praised when they succeed.
Ian Serotkin is on the Loudoun County school board. He stated that “[A]s currently planned, this initiative will eliminate ALL math acceleration prior to 11th grade. That is not an exaggeration, nor does there appear to be any discretion in how local districts implement this. All 6th graders will take Foundational Concepts 6. All 7th graders will take Foundational Concepts 7. All 10th graders will take Essential Concepts 10. Only in 11th and 12th grade is there any opportunity for choice in higher math courses.”
He basically told the state that they would handicap younger kids so when they get to the upper two grades, they will not understand basic math enough to warrant the advanced math classes. So in a few years, they can cancel those as well.
The whole point of destroying advanced math is to make everyone equal. This is a dangerous concept that nearly half of the states in the Union are adopting.
Shenk went on to say that “Let me be totally clear, we are talking about taking Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 – those three courses that we’ve known and loved … and removing them from our high school mathematics program, replacing them with essential concepts for grade eight, nine, and 10.”
The move to eliminate accelerated math classes will only hurt most kids who have no trouble with math. But that one kid that struggles will at least feel good about themselves, knowing that everyone else is being forced to dumb themselves down instead of being pushed to excel.
Ian Prior noted that Shenk’s effort would “stifle advancement for gifted students and set them back as they prepare for advanced mathematics in college. This is critical race theory in action and parents should be outraged.”
The Democrats want to dumb down America because it sits as the world’s leader in many fields. The Democrats hate America and will do anything to change that image in the world’s eyes. And if they can get a few kids to feel stupid along the way, they have achieved their mission.