Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Lower Standards, Lower Success

Over at Observant Observations, I've commented on a Washington Post article that reports on minorities taking AP classes and exams, but that misses a pretty crucial observation on affirmative action:
The problem that is apparent from this article is one of the fundamental flaws of affirmative action - putting people in educational settings that they would not qualify for on merit, leading to failure and discouragement. The question shouldn't be why some minorities aren't passing the exams, but why they weren't qualified for the classes in the first place.

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