Sunday, November 07, 2010

The Scientific Basis for Government Dysfunction

At Tuesday's BOE meeting, we received a letter from a minority parent who objected to the school reporting racial breakout data to the government. The parent was actually concerned about potential profiling and, predictably, what gives the school the right....

At the Saturday retreat, Lou reported that the government requires the data. I asked what would happen if we didn't report it and Bruce assumed we'd lose federal funds.

I'm against this silly collection data because its distorting educational policy. Uniform racial differences have long been erased. The numbers of mixed individuals and families has exploded. The government is asking a question that has no meaning any more. Yet policy is driven by this crazed and seemingly eternal practice.

Crazy shit. Almost as crazy as Obama's education initiatives.

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