ROS and Eleven-Bravo sent us a link to the LA Times which makes the case for reducing homework in LA schools because it’s keeping students back, somehow from something;
For while the days of actual Jim Crow laws in California may be gone, Latino and African-American school children are profoundly segregated and at a serious disadvantage.
Imagine how segregated they’re going to feel when they get culled out of the herd of employable people because they think they can bitch and get a lesser work load out in the real world (not to be confused with the MTV show).
From LAWeekly Blogs;
Based on the theory that homework is more likely to be completed by kids with a secure home life and involved parents — aka, the white middle class — LAUSD is forcing teachers to cap homework at 10 percent of a student’s grade, beginning next month.
“The policy is intended to account for the myriad urban problems facing the district’s mostly low-income, minority population,” writes the Los Angeles Times today.
Yeah, less education is the answer to the myriad urban problems.
Alvaro Ramirez, a junior at the Santee Education Complex, doesn’t have his own room and his mother baby-sits young children at night. “They’re always there and they’re always loud,” he said, explaining his challenges with homework.
Not at all like a workplace, huh? It’s funny, but many educators have discovered that every time they make demands on a student, the student at least meets those new challenges…and students who aren’t challenged also meet those expectations.
And they wonder why the world thinks Americans are unemployable.