December 2nd 2018 – By: William Larsen – Civilians News – “News For All Views”
– The Hypocrisy Of Affirmative Action –
Pairing the word hypocrisy with affirmative action, might trigger a defensive emotional response, from some readers.
I’ve written a previous article about public school funding, found here. (Civilians News – Rodriguez vs Texas Schools)
In that article, I discussed the landmark decision, “Texas Public Schools vs Rodriguez,” a case which set precedence for how public schools are (still) un-equally funded today. To specify, it was in that landmark decision, where it was decided that regional tax revenues, justified funding some public schools, differently than other public schools, on the basis of taxes. Furthermore, it is of my opinion, that this one single decision was used to justify, “systemic class-ism,” from the onset of childhood development, since the 1970’s.
To re-iterate…. public schools in regions with less tax revenue, were (and still are) funded less than public schools, which reside in wealthier school districts. Also, this system of public school financing, based on regional tax revenue… is still largely in place today.
Which then led me to wonder, “how does that funding system…. inter-play with affirmative action, today?” Specifically, how do you send certain kids to an un-evenly funded public school….based on regional tax revenues… essentially penalizing their community for not paying as steep of taxes…… but then turn around and give those same kids priority, based on, “systemic racism?” (IE Affirmative Action.)
Isn’t that hypocritical, to say the least?
How do you punish a school district, for not paying as much in taxes, as another school district (by giving them a weaker public school)…. only to reward those same kids, who we’re just penalized?
-William Larsen, Civilians News
PS:…. Why not fund all public schools evenly? And then end Affirmative Action.