In the Godfather trilogy, Michael Corleone makes the statement “Just when I thought I was out — they pulled me back in”. He was talking about the mafia and his attempt to become an honest citizen. This paraphrases what is happening in Oregon. “just when I thought the socialist/Marxist democrats couldn’t do anything crazier – they prove me utterly wrong.” Thus, you have the Governor of Oregon, Kate Brown, eliminating the need for High School graduates to be proficient in reading, writing and arithmetic.
Apparently, knowing that 1 plus 1 equals two and that the alphabet exists is racist. Further, signing a document with an “x” or, better yet, some unintelligible scribble is an acceptable substitute for a racist signature. The theory behind the elimination of these proficiencies is “that suspending the reading, writing, and math proficiency requirements will benefit Oregon’s Black, Latino, Latina, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, Tribal, and students of color.”
Essentially, in what has to be considered an unquestionable racist statement, the radical leftist politicians in charge of the high schools in Oregon have decided that a certain group of people is so stupid and mentally defective that they can’t be educated or even trained in the basic of societal success. Imagine if something like this had been done in Florida, Texas or even Virginia.
Looking beyond this diploma disaster, one has to wonder what a college or university will do to accommodate ignorance of this magnitude. If any Oregon high school graduate can matriculate into any Oregon institution of higher learning, what is that institution of higher learning to do? How can a professor teach and give assignments? Is all testing to be eliminated? What about the degree – will it become as meaningless as the high school diploma? Ultimately, who pays the tuition if no high school graduate knows what numbers mean?
But let’s take this a step further. Can a business hire an employee who doesn’t know how to do the math of dollars and cents? How about reading the list of items associated with a large order – and checking off whether it is complete or not? How about signing for the order? Hiring an Oregon high school graduate is obviously a disaster almost certain to happen. Hiring an Oregon college or university graduate is at best very risky.
Some have said that Oregon Governor Kate Brown is the most incompetent public official in the nation. I think she has quite a bit of competition in that regard but this diploma destruction sets another and lower bar for Democrats. It confirms in one fell swoop that Democrats are racist – and so driven by ideology that they are insane.