For proportional representation, the school must have “40% White, 35% Hispanic, 12% African American, 10% mixed race” in their honors and AP classes.
The school is denying that their announcement of proportional representation meant that different races would be granted or restricted from honors and AP classes according to their race. But it is not evident what else the letter they sent home to parents could possibly mean. When you say that there will be proportional representation of races in those classes, how else could you arrange those percentages? The letter says that this will be done “through our collective work.”
Todd Starnes writes at Fox News: “School letter says AP and Honors classes will be decided by race.”
A Virginia high school sent a disturbing letter to parents and students announcing they would be selecting students for Advanced Placement and honors classes at least partly based on skin color, a concerned parent told Fox News.
Martin Luther King, Jr. must be turning over in his grave.
A parent forwarded me a copy of the letter sent from John Handley High School in Winchester.
“Through our collective work, advanced classes such as AP and Honors will have proportional representation,” read the letter. “Proportional representation is 40% White, 35% Hispanic, 12% African American, 10% mixed race.”
The letter went on to explain that public schools across the country “continue to see outcomes that are disproportionate by race and social class.”
“American demographic trends indicate that America will be a majority minority nation in the next 25 years,” the letter read. “Therefore, the new work of American public schools is to develop systems to address disparate outcomes.”
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