Virginia Plans To Eliminate Math Acceleration In The Name Of ‘Equity’

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Parents and school board officials in Virginia are still digesting a plan to eliminate all math acceleration curriculum before 11th grade under a new plan that was floated Tuesday night by the Virginia Mathematics Pathways Initiative (VMPI). Loudoun County School Board member Ian Serotkin posted the plan that VMPI plans to implement over the next few years, and it shows that students won’t have accelerated math options until they enter 11th and 12 grades.

What’s this all about? Fox News went to the Virginia Department of Education website and found an infographic that states VMPI has goals that include “[i]mprove equity in mathematics learning opportunities,” “[e]mpower students to be active participants in a quantitative world,” and “[i]dentify K-12 mathematics pathways that support future success.”

Notice the keywords: equity, empower.

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Posted by Ian Serotkin, Loudoun County School Board Member, Blue Ridge District on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

One Loudoun County, Virginia parent told Fox News that the concern with Virginia’s new math plan is that it would “lower standards for all students in the name of equity.” If you think this is all some sort of conspiracy theory and these parents are just losing their minds, consider that Virginia is also exploring a plan to eliminate diplomas in the name of equity, according to Yahoo! News.

Just this week, Virginia announced it’ll be exploring “how and where graduation requirements can operate as a lever for equity.”

“So, first, we’re going to start with…the possibility of consolidating the standard and advanced studies diploma,” Leslie Sale, director of the Virginia Education Department’s office of policy, said during a Tuesday meeting.

“Hopefully, this discussion will allow us to think through how we maintain a rigorous academic foundation in a way that’s really equitably serving the needs and aspirations of all of Virginia learners.”

This whole equity thing has been building. A group called the African American Superintendent’s Advisory Council came up with recommendations for Virginia on the subject of equity, and it appears parents and school board members are now seeing these suggestions make their way into the school system.

“These recommendations include developing measurable plans to close the persistence of achievement gaps, close opportunity gaps that disproportionately impact Black students and other students of color, diversify Virginia’s educator force, and support professional development for administrators and educators focused on culturally inclusive and responsive competencies and equity-centered practices that disrupt intentional and unintentional racism in education,” Newport News Public Schools chief of staff Rashard Wright said in a March press release.

Hold onto your seats.

Among the recommendations sent to Virginia VDOE were:

• Establishment a single indicator or composite score related to school climate that includes
indicators related to antiracism and culturally responsive and inclusive learning
• Incorporation of racism, racial equity and social justice in the Standards of Learning
• Requirement for the equitable distribution of experienced teachers among high- and low- poverty schools; and
• Reconfiguration of school division boundaries and school attendance zones to promote
integration and advance equitable opportunities for all students.

What’s this all mean to parents in Virginia? Don’t be shocked when the lunatics start ramming these equity recommendations down your throat and into the school system. Leslie Sale and her crew started with diplomas and math. You can be sure more is coming. Bank on it.

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. If you haven’t already done so, you will want to be getting your children out of public school post-haste. Literally any option is better, including sitting around doing nothing. At least they will only lack skills that can be learned later, rather than having them actively taught things that are detrimental to their developmental well-being.

  2. Yeah this is so nobody gets smarter than the humanity hating oligarchs and uses critical thinking skills.

    It’s probably going to get worse before it gets better.

  3. I am quickly starting to hate Virginia. Historically, Virginia has been an awesome state for economic growth and opportunity now it is becoming a shit hole like all the other shitty Dem run states.

  4. A southern Virginia secession movement is inevitable. The northeast part of the state are wack job leftists & DC bureaucrats, and the southern/western parts are much more traditional & conservative. They’ve had enough, and I’m surprised it hasn’t happened yet. If and when Texas turns blue, it’ll happen there, too.

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