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White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by wwwihy: 11:30pm On Jun 11
White parents claim calculation error after two Black students get high school's top honors: report

A high school in Mississippi is facing accusations of racism for naming two white students co-valedictorian and co-salutatorian after the school had already announced a valedictorian and salutatorian, both of whom are Black.

After West Point High School students Ikeria Washington and Layla Temple were named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, the white parents of two students met with the superintendent of West Point’s school district and raised complaints that the school had not properly calculated criteria to determine the two designations, according to a New York Times report.

After consulting the school's student handbook, West Point's school district's superintendent named the two white students as co-valedictorian and co-salutatorian several days later.

Burnell McDonald, the superintendent, told Mississippi Today that race did not play a role in the decision to name a second valedictorian and salutatorian, but instead attributed it to the high school guidance counselor not being given accurate information on how to calculate the designations.

However, in interviews with the New York Times, the families of Ikeria Washington and Layla Temple, expressed frustration and confusion with the outcome. The New York Times also reported that the families are considering suing.

A spokesperson for West Point's school district was not immediately available for comment.

According to the Times, the initial grade calculation was based on quality point average, which gives extra weight to grades from advanced placement courses. The second calculation was based on unweighted grade point average.

In the increasingly competitive nature of high schools, grades and class designations are only becoming more scrutinized by potential colleges and universities.

West Point is not the first school to raise questions around valedictorian designations this year. In May, a high school student in Alpine, Texas, argued that the school did not rank her grades correctly, claiming she did not rank third.

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/558068-white-parents-claim-calculation-error-after-two-black-students-get-high

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by FarahAideed: 11:32pm On Jun 11
The facts have to be looked at

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by Simplyleo: 11:34pm On Jun 11
Valedictorian and co-valedictorian

Salutatorian and co-salutatorian

Still not fair to the Black students, but the good thing is that Black are still the Valedictorian and Salutatorian while the White are more like the immediate second positions.

Akin to minister and minister of state.

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by Simplyleo: 11:36pm On Jun 11
FarahAideed:
The facts have to be looked at
The calculation that favored the Black was quality point average while the later calculation which favored the White was unweighted grade point average

The question now is; since the courses are tagged "unweighted", how could that have raised the aggregate weighted points of the White students?

For instance, in universities, some courses are not examinable, but the course work are still assessed, scored and ascribed some weight for the purpose of calculating grade points.

In summary, the explanation is watery. angry

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by alfasexy: 11:37pm On Jun 11
manipulative journalism.

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by Esseite: 12:04am On Jun 12
Simplyleo:

The calculation that favored the Black was quality point average while the later calculation which favored the White was unweighted grade point average

The question now is; since the courses are tagged "unweighted", how could that have raised the aggregate weighted points of the White students?

For instance, in universities, some courses are not examinable, but the course work are still assessed, scored and ascribed some weight for the purpose of calculating grade points.

In summary, the explanation is watery. angry

Kettle calling pot "black".... are you any different?

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by chatinent(m): 12:18am On Jun 12
Ok o
Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by bhella10: 6:12am On Jun 12
Not our concern. We have more pressing issue here in Nigeria. But first let's go out to the streets #Buharimustgo

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by potent5(m): 7:55am On Jun 12
Na ipob cause am. grin cheesy

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by fuckingAyaya(m): 8:10am On Jun 12
potent5:
Na ipob cause am. grin cheesy
IPOB is really tormenting your Life

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by LegalPornShot: 9:03am On Jun 12
Black race we going there!

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by iamyemiakins(m): 9:16am On Jun 12
No be only calculation error na marking error.

They should getat abeg!

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by TimmyTen(m): 9:16am On Jun 12
E shock them grin

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:16am On Jun 12
BLACKS DON'T CRACK!!!

Iyalaya!!!

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by MajorOvakporaye(f): 9:16am On Jun 12
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Reading

WILL YOU KEEP KWAYET THERE!!!

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by Amuluonyenaego: 9:17am On Jun 12
Racism kill of them there

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by chikason22(m): 9:17am On Jun 12
They should do the right thing.

One thing I know is that Black students are very intelligent.

Another thing I know also which Is directly unrelated to this topic is that.

Buhari and his thieving gangs, APC as an Evil party, BMC Zombies and their affiliate aka Tinubu urchins and the rest of evil APC supporters at the federal Levels will all have KARMA to deal with.

They won't Escape their punishment.

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by PAWG(m): 9:17am On Jun 12
FarahAideed:
The facts have to be looked at


Exactly, sentiments need to be put aside BUT racism shouldn’t be ruled out

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by Flexherbal(m): 9:17am On Jun 12
Blacks dey suffer both home and abroad.

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by MajorOvakporaye(f): 9:17am On Jun 12
Igodomigodo!!! shocked shocked shocked

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by BigSarah(f): 9:17am On Jun 12
Mississippi That's the home of Karen's... Not suprised

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by HONESTFACT101(m): 9:17am On Jun 12
What nonsense is this they should be charged for racismangrybecause I don't understand the point they are trying to proveangry......signing out

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by Franckly62(m): 9:18am On Jun 12
I believe that racism in the US is equal to tribalism in Nigeria.
However, the main difference between the US situation and Nigeria's is that the system actively encourages it in Nigeria...with no pretences whatsoever

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by opalu: 9:18am On Jun 12
Ok
Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by point5: 9:18am On Jun 12
Does this have good effect on June 12 protest...foolish post to derail attention
Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by Kingpin1000: 9:18am On Jun 12
Yes it happens. The whiteman feels they are better than the blackman intellectually even though it's scientifically and otherwise proven that no race is superior than the other in terms of intelligence. Over here in Nigeria an average Southerner have it at the back of their mind that a Northerner is a lower animal in terms of intellectual ability, yet the northern politicians are proving to be smarter than their counterparts in the South. Unfortunately for both sets of Homo sapien sapien they have forgotten that it is bad leadership and marginalisation that makes black communities under developed but can still produce geniuses in all fields of endeavor. The parents are a product of the society and those black kids are also a product of the society. But the parents went too far to disgrace their ancestors na.

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by OLDESTWARRIBOY: 9:18am On Jun 12
These one no concern us na...who carry this rubbish come front page??


We dey talk about June 12 protest here, you dey carry Americans and their white problems come here...who gives AF??

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Re: White Parents Claim Calculation Error After Two Black Students Came Tops by Kingluqman(m): 9:18am On Jun 12
grin

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