Dear Up Front:
Recently, here in Halifax, Blacks were complaining that high school courses are geared specifically toward White students. As far as I know, there's just one type of Math and Science. Not White Math or Black Math! Seems to me that if a particular racial group is not bright enough to pass the tests for such universal subjects, then it's their problem, not ours.
They seem to think that schools should lower requirements for them, so they can pass easier, just as we already lower job requirements so that minorities can better qualify for them.
Maybe if these students paid more attention in class instead of acting up, or listening to their Walkmans behind the teacher's back, they might get better marks.
But that's a mighty big "might."
(Whatever happened to `shape up or ship out'?)