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Florida's board of education passing a controversial.
Plan in schools to set reading and math goals based on a student's race.
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Hugely controversial mega remember the goal of No Child Left Behind was to make sure that every student was reading at grade level or math at grade level or above by 2014 look it wasn't gonna happen so now.
The Florida board of education is replacing no child left but I was something called cut the gap in hat.
Which sets -- goals for reading and math based on race look at these numbers that are so controversial.
They say by 2018 the goal is to have 90% of Asians reading at grade level.
88% of white students.
81% of Hispanic students.
Of black students in -- the numbers are similar 92% of Asians -- -- in math at grade level 86% of whites.
80% Hispanic 74%.
Of black students now the Florida Department of Education says these goals recognize that every group was not starting at the same place.
Here are the current reading levels -- 76%.
You have whites at 69%.
Hispanics at 53%.
An African American students at 38%.
So some groups have much further to go now supporters say this is a great thing.
And I'm quoting here saying to meet these goals for Latino and African American students schools will have to finally and quite deliberately.
Focus more attention and resource is on them.
But you might imagine there is an outcry.
All of this thing by those who oppose this calling it racist.
The chairwoman of the Palm Beach County school board said -- I'm quoting here.
I'm somewhere between complete and utter disgust and anger and disappointment with humanity the state board's action are essentially pro claiming racism a lot of parents and educators are in the same boat there state of Florida says it is going forward with this this while they believe is the best way to get a handle for.
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