Virginia plans to eliminate opportunities for mathematically gifted students to advance before their less intelligent peers. What they want to do is eliminate the varying mathematical subject matter courses and have everyone in the same class. So in 10th grade in the same class the same teacher will try and have some of the smarter kids doing algebra and geometry and the kids who really don’t understand math at all will be cutting and pasting together collages with the names and pictures of female and minority mathematicians who prove that we’re all equally mathematically gifted and so they’ll also get a passing mark. That’s brilliant. Meanwhile all the smart kids that have parents that care about them will be pulled out of public high school by their parents and sent to private school to get an actual education. And everyone else will be reduced to lowest common denominator education.
It’s good that they’re so open about their plans. It makes it much easier to plan how to protect yourself and your family from equity. If you have a grade school kid who can do algebra and trig in sixth grade can you imagine wasting five years of his education while his much less intelligent classmates and even teachers catch up to him? Virginia has just sounded the death knell of their public education system. It must be a proud moment for the Left. Equity Means Punishing the Gifted.