Rep. Jamaal Bowman, one of many latest members of “The Squad,” says standardized testing is a manifestation of “systemic racism.”
In a pair of tweets Tuesday, Bowman (D-NY) wrote merely, “Standardized testing is a pillar of systemic racism,” earlier than linking to an article from the Nationwide Schooling Affiliation, one of many two largest academics unions within the nation.
The article from the NEA was titled “The Racist Beginnings of Standardized Testing.” It was revealed in April 2018.
“Because the starting of standardized testing, college students of shade, notably these from low-income households, have suffered essentially the most from high-stakes testing in U.S. public colleges.
“Many years of analysis show that African-American, Latino, and Native American college students, in addition to college students from some Asian teams, expertise bias from standardized exams administered from early childhood via school,” the article reads.
Reached for remark by Fox Information, Bowman’s workplace pointed to a pair of movies posted by the freshman lawmaker on Twitter late final month. In them, he criticized the Biden administration over its refusal to grant waivers federally for standardized testing.
“Over the previous yr, our college students have confronted unfathomable quantities of trauma and nervousness as a result of pandemic. They’ve misplaced academics, relations, and their whole lifestyle. The Biden Administration’s refusal to grant waivers for standardized testing is WRONG,” he wrote alongside one of many movies.
“If in case you have by no means been an educator, you shouldn’t be main on issues of schooling in our nation. All the information that they declare they want standardized exams to research could be higher understood by talking with the educators in our school rooms,” he continued.