College course too difficult? Get rid of it.
(HINT: It’s a civil rights issue.)
“Algebra is one of the biggest hurdles to getting a high school or college degree — particularly for students of color and first-generation undergrads.
“It is also the single most failed course in community colleges across the country. So if you’re not a STEM major (science, technology, engineering, math), why even study algebra?
“That’s the argument Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California community college system, made today in an interview with NPR’s Robert Siegel.”
College getting rid of dead white founders
“King’s College London is to swap portraits of some of its founding fathers with a ‘wall of diversity’ amid pressure from students, a dean says.
“The plans to move portraits of former faculty staff from the main entrance wall and replace them with more BME [‘Black and Minority Ethnic’] scholars are being implemented by the world famous Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, following concern among academics that the current classroom environment is too ‘intimidating’ for ethnic minorities.”