San Ramon Valley schools exceed state averages in STAR test
Original post made on Aug 13, 2013
Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, August 12, 2013, 4:47 PM
on Aug 13, 2013 at 12:11 pm
I think it is funny that SRVUSD stated overall results, and then provided results for Asian students, for Latino students, and for Black or African-American students, but didn't provide results for White students(or would it be non-Latino White students?).
Does the district believe that providing this information would be somehow racist?
Since non-Latino White students are just a bit over half of the district, it's not like the total district score numbers are representative....
on Aug 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm
CRM - if you read between the lines, the article is basically pointing out how the district caters to minorities and that the white student is not really important. My (white) kids have scored advanced in every section every year they have been forced to take this ridiculous test but since they haven't "improved", they would not have been noted in the results.
Also, if you look at the HS Course Catalog, you will realize even the basic classes have a special one for "English Learners" to make it easier on them. I personally feel my tax dollars should not be going to this and if you come to this country - LEARN THE LANGUAGE!!
on Aug 13, 2013 at 3:38 pm
Your writing consistently offers the perspective of an educated and intellectual person. That by no means implies such an individual is always 'right' but is hopefully alway objective. I do think we likely agree on little. However, I do respect the time you typically take to construct and present and argument.
That stated, a few weblinks away from the noted article sends you to a CA Dept of Ed interactive webpage whereby you can search for any ethnographic aspect that the coldest or warmest heart, bleeding or not, could possibly ever be interested in studying on the 2013 scores for this district. The 'white' link can be found here as you so sought but did not find (Web Link).
I think we would all be better off if we all took the time to look closely at the underlying story and not trust the 'puff pieces' before commenting. Else we merely draw the 'zombie' commentator and tackless human 'lampreys' that wait for someone to translate the article into a two-sentence soundbite so that they can then feed upon the pieces left behind.