Continuing this one, in the spirit of open discussion:
So what? We all want everyone to do as well as they can regardless of race (I think most of us do anyway). But that doesn’t mean that we’re obligated to put our kids at a disadvantage because you object to the shape of a probability distribution.
PS: shutting down a reasonable discussion looks incredibly weak.
kmt said:Continuing this one, in the spirit of open discussion:https://maplewood.worldwebs.com/forums/discussion/ny-times-trashing-our-school-district-todaySo what? We all want everyone to do as well as they can regardless of race (I think most of us do anyway). But that doesn’t mean that we’re obligated to put our kids at a disadvantage because you object to the shape of a probability distribution.
No. It means we need to change the system to not reward the luck of economic advantage. Our current incentive structure perpetuates concentrating wealth and opportunity hoarding.
Just watch this realtor.com advertisement (with GreatSchools scores) for an example.
Here's the script:
Do you see how this is an education/real estate opportunity hoarding system? It's a challenge for individuals to make change within it. It's the system that needs to change. One possible way to start change in the system:
Hey guys - I must of hit a button by accident - it's open again.
@kmt : Maybe rename this thread something like "Systemic School Segregation", and keep this as a separate tangent from the NYT piece? It's getting pretty far from the focus on the NYT article about SOMSD anyway, as what I'm pointing to is really a statewide/nationwide systemic issue.
I think I'll close this one to avoid confusion - start a new one with the other title if you wish.
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