August 22, 2021

K-12 IMPLOSION UPDATE: As US Schools Prioritize Diversity Over Merit, China Is Becoming the World’s STEM Leader.

Howell Raines, who famously said in a classic Freudian slip from 2001, that the New York Times’ hiring campaign “has made our staff better and, more importantly, more diverse,” could not be reached for comment.

Update (From Charlie): Ed linked to a Newsalert story about a Quillette story. Here’s the original article: As US Schools Prioritize Diversity Over Merit, China Is Becoming the World’s STEM Leader.

As many of you know, I do a lot of tutoring at Wyzant. I’ve observed that my students fall broadly into two groups: white students hoping I can keep them from falling, and students “of color” trying to get As.

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