Tag: Can’t make this stuff up

Dogma at any cost

It is not as if we need more proof that liberals are willing to sacrifice anyone else’s things in the name of compliance, but I just couldn’t pass on this story:

A popular gifted-student program at a New York City elementary school is getting the ax after school officials decided it lacked diversity.

PS 139 Principal Mary McDonald told parents in a letter Jan. 24 that Students of Academic Rigor, or SOAR, would no longer accept applications for incoming kindergartners, the New York Daily Newsreported.

At least one parent described SOAR as largely white, while others disagreed, the report said.

One mother conceded the program did have a lot of white students, but worried gifted students now won’t be challenged enough.

Think that through. That’s “Social Justice” in a nutshell. It’s not a bad decision: its’ the only option that’s left for people that are only concerned with making the world a “fair” place. These collectivist systems can’t change reality to make, in this case, ungifted students more gifted, so the only recourse is to take away the opportunity from the gifted. Who cares about the cost. Fairnes uber alles!

In a follow-up letter sent to parents Monday, Miss McDonald wrote: “At PS 193, we believe that all children can learn and achieve high standards. We also know that we want all children at PS 193 to have equal access to high quality, challenging curriculum, and to have ample opportunities to master complex material and build academic and personal self-confidence. We also want our classes to reflect the diversity of our community. We believe we can have both: classrooms characterized by rigor and diversity.”

Hah! Improve things by denying the gifted a chance to really cultivate and grow their gift. mediority for all is now the new high standards. As the old saying goes: shared misery is the natural state of all collectivist systems, because it is the only thing that the powers that be can deliver consistently. At least, statistically speaking, the people most likely negatively impacted by this insane decision, are other collectivists. That’s based on NYC demographics.

For once I will disagree with the nay-sayers.

Some people are up in arms because they discovered government funded a $1.5 million study to find out why more than 3/4 of lesbians are fat. Now some of you might feel this is a waste of money, especially in these dire times, but I do not. I am seriously interested in finding out why known fish eaters get chubby. Did we get told a lie about a diet that involved more fish than meat being healthy? Inquiring minds want to know!