The National Education Association (NEA) teachers union is still bent out of shape over the Supreme Court ruling that ended the racist practice of affirmative action in college admissions.
It's demanding that colleges and universities drop standardized testing requirements in the admissions process.
"If we don’t act now, the recent decision by the Supreme Court to ban affirmative action and race-conscious admission policies could prompt colleges to put even more pressure on limited tests like the SAT and ACT," wrote the NEA. "While students of every race benefited from admissions policies like affirmative action, if we do nothing Black and brown students will face new barriers when they try to work toward a better future."
Students of every race benefited from affirmative action? Is that really what the NEA thinks?
So "Black and brown students" need to have testing requirements removed in order to help because they aren't capable of scoring well on standardized tests? And lowering the bar is the best way to help? Is that really what the NEA thinks?
The NEA's demand is reminiscent of Senate Bill 744 in Oregon which removed reading, writing and math requirements for high school graduation in order to make the graduation requirement process "equitable, accessible, and inclusive" for all students.
The Oregon State Board of Education argued that requiring students to pass standardized tests was a "harmful hurdle for students of color, disabled students, or those learning English as a second language."
Those opposed to the move argued that removing the graduation requirement reduces the value of an Oregon diploma.
"It's insulting and condescending. Telling people of color are not smart enough to do math, reading and writing. It's the worst kind of racism. They can take and shove it with where the sun don't shine. Always the victim, and never the victor. That's what they think," wrote a user on X in response to the Oregon decision.