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It’s real and it is pervasive. A fake systemic high school has been shortchanging over-achievers for years by denying them their earned National Merit awards.

For years, two administrators at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ) have been withholding notifications of National Merit awards from the school’s families, most of them Asian, thus denying students the right to use those awards to boost their college-admission prospects and earn scholarships. This episode has emerged amid the school district’s new strategy of “equal outcomes for every student, without exception.” School administrators, for instance, have implemented an “equitable grading” policy that eliminates zeros, gives students a grade of 50 percent just for showing up, and assigns a cryptic code of “NTI” for assignments not turned in. It’s a race to the bottom.

This is a crime and it should be punished harshly, with ample restitution paid to the victims. Don’t look for justice, however. Not from the system that commits the crimes itself.

Something very similar happened to me years ago, though in my case, it was most likely due to bureaucratic incompetence and stupidity. In these kids’ cases, it was out of malice. In addition to not being eligible for the honors and scholarships that come from NM, I assume these Asian (and White) students had roughly my experience in their dead, failed “school”. That is that they suffered without gaining any real education. This is a sin.


PS: there really isn’t much reason to attend US universities anymore. Those kids from the above story will find out the biases against them and against civilization itself are rampant on the campuses of lowered education.