Racial diversity will destroy quality of instruction

The obsession with racial diversity will destroy whatever little quality still remains in public schools (“School Choice Made Big Gains During the Covid Pandemic,” The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 23).  It is already on display in New York City’s exam schools, which are under pressure to admit more marginally qualified Black and Hispanic students in order to engineer a more racially diverse population.

When they find out they can’t handle the demanding work, they will either drop out or force teachers to lower the rigor of their instruction to accommodate them.  It is a disaster waiting to happen. If racial diversity is indispensable for a quality education, why do Japan and South Korea consistently post such high scores on tests of international competition even though they are not racially diverse?

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