Die skooldistrik van Washington sluit nie Asiatiese kinders in 'studente van kleur in nie’ kategorie

Washington school district doesn't include Asian kids in 'students of color' category

A Washington staat school district has removed Asians from a category denoting people of color in a report discussing opportunity and performance gaps, according to media reports.

North Thurston Public Schools lumped Asian and white students together in its equity report and measured their achievements against a student of color category that includes people of Black, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander and multi-racial students, Volgens Reason.com, a libertarian magazine.

The move drew scrutiny on social media.

I guess we are “wit” nou,” one user tweeted.

The school district, located 55 miles south of Seattle, oversees 22 schools and about 16,000 studente. The report intended to highlight the opportunity gap between students of color and the rest of the student body.

In 'n verklaring, the school district said its goal is to increase the growth rate of underperforming groups eliminating achievement and opportunity gaps.

For this reason, in one of our online documents from 2019, titled “Monitoring Student Growth,” we evaluated the achievement data by “Students of Color” and “Students of Poverty,'” dit het gesê. “In the document we grouped White and Asian students together.

Moving forward, district officials will change how achievement data is observed and apologized for thenegative impact we have caused and removed the monitoring report from our website.


Race-based classifications in schools have come under scrutiny in recent years. In Kalifornië, voters recently decided against reinstating affirmative action policies, which would allow race and gender preferences in college admissions and government employment.

The measure was defeated 57% aan 43% despite being endorsed by top Democrats.

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