I believe that part of the problem is minority opinions about education. If you
are Black, you are considered to be turning your back on your roots if you talk
or dress like a Caucasian. I also found that many Hispanics have a very laid
back attitude about school. How do I know this? I taught school for over 25
years. It's great to be proud of your family and its history, but until
some attitudes change, I don't see much hope for things to change. I, also,
strongly disagree with lowering the bar for minorities when it comes to being a
teacher. I agree with raising the bar, but minorities should not get special
privileges. I came from a background of some poverty and poor schools, but I
overcame it. I was the first member of my family to get a college degree.
Minorities are just as intelligent as Caucasians. Why do Asians do so well in
school? It really all comes back to the home. How much do the parents value
education. Also, single parenthood is another. 72.3 percent of non-Hispanic
blacks are now born out-of-wedlock. Other groups aren't much better.
Having 2 different bars for teachers requirements is racist towards both
minorities and whites.If a white teacher performs better than a
minority, and a position is given to the minority due to the fact he/she is a
minority, that is racism.And last time I checked, dr king said he
wanted to live in a world where people were treated NOT by the color
of their skinEnd racism. End affirmative action
This article intimates that minority teachers are primarily the ones marginally
qualified or unqualified. If true, there are far greater questions about the
integrity of teacher education and the influence of Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action. As they say, Who's in charge here?