Illinois School Will Require Teachers to Grade Based on Race

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A school in Illinois is instructing teachers to adjust their grading practices according to race.

Oak Park and River Forest High School (OPRF) school board members approved a plan to “equalize” testing scores among different racial groups. Many people would imagine that “equalizing” test scores across racial groups means offering extra tutoring services, mentoring, and learning tools to minority students.


Not at OPRF.

School board members discussed the plan called “Transformative Education Professional Development & Grading” at a meeting on May 26, presented by Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning Laurie Fiorenza.

In an effort to equalize test scores among racial groups, OPRF will order its teachers to exclude from their grading assessments variables it says disproportionally hurt the grades of black students. They can no longer be docked for missing class, misbehaving in school or failing to turn in their assignments, according to the plan.

The 10-page proposal outlines bullet points for grading by race, with seemingly no sense of shame or irony at all.


We talk about “the soft bigotry of low expectations” when it comes to how liberals treat minority learning abilities.

This is not even a “soft bigotry.” This is just blatant, outright bigotry.

If someone told me they were lowering standards for my children because we are black, I would lose my ever-loving, properly educated mind. President Biden told us that election integrity laws were the new Jim Crow,  but the “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” agenda is truly Jim Crow dressed up as progress. It segregates students by race, and offers preference and consideration based on race.


If that’s not racist, I have an innocent nuclear power plant in Iran to sell you.


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