>Even if it were *the* rather than *a* central organizing >doctrine of policy.....So what?
So, you will have found the explanation for almost everything you see happening in American public education. Think of it as the Unified Field Theory of public education.
>You have said that reducing this gap is an admirable >goal. So why are you trying to argue that is is bad to >have *a* or even *the* central organizing doctrine of >policy be an admirable goal and specially this admirable >goal? (That is, since this really is about race, one >wonders why - or maybe not.)
Curing cancer is also an admirable goal, one that explains the actions of many people. But, like THE PRIME DIRECTIVE, it should not be an excuse for perpetrating fraud.