The End of Meritocracy? | The Wentworth Report

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https://wentworthreport.com/2021/07/29/the-end-of-meritocracy/

The End of Merit. ByJoel Kotkin.

Woke educators, like San Francisco’s School board member Alison Collins, claim that “merit, meritocracy and especially meritocracy based on standardized testing” are essentially “racist systems.” Some among the new racial cadres even denounce habits such as punctuality, rationality, and hard work as reflective of “racism” and “white privilege”.

John Hinderaker:

A society that denigrates hard work and rationality cannot possibly succeed. … The main reason why the United States easily outstripped Europe and Asia in economic growth and cultural influence in the 19th and 20th centuries is that we were a meritocracy. Talent and hard work prevailed over privilege of birth and adherence to established ideologies. Sadly, we have lost that advantage. … The Left’s war on standards has resulted in a dumbing down of our educational system and our culture. None of our competitors has been this stupid…

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