Thursday, August 10, 2017

When a high school announces "Our advanced classes won't mean anything

on your transcript, but don't you dare say it's because we're doing what we said we are!"
A parent forwarded me a copy of the letter sent from John Handley High School in Winchester.

“Through our collective work, advanced classes such as AP and Honors will have proportional representation,” read the letter. “Proportional representation is 40% White, 35% Hispanic, 12% African American, 10% mixed race.”
“I disagree that those statements mean that students will be placed in classes based on race,” said schoolboard chairman Erica Truban.
Wonderful, isn't it?

Southern Methodist University:
“The University has a new policy regarding Memorial Lawn Displays (see below) so I have changed the location of your request to MoMac Park,” Lydia Dale, who coordinates student activities, responded to the request.

The new policy is supposed to take into consideration “the right of all members of the SMU community to express their opinions” and the university’s perceived right of students to “avoid messages that are triggering, harmful, or harassing.
Because a 9/11 memorial on campus would be Bad, apparently.

All you need to know about Google and 'freedom to express dissent':
“First, let me say that we strongly support the right of Googlers to express themselves, and much of what was in that memo is fair to debate, regardless of whether a vast majority of Googlers disagree with it,” Pichai wrote. “However,-
Much like "Of course I support free speech, BUT-"

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