There was the following question from a reader and the answer by Charles Blow under the headline, “Your Questions, Answered” in the Opinion Page of May 7 New York Times.
I invited you to ask me anything this week, and you did. Here are my answers to some of your most interesting questions
Q. What do you think of the phrase “soft bigotry of low expectations?” What do you think of the way it figures in today’s education policies and debates?—John A., New York, N.Y.
A. I think it’s a fascinating concept and often a true expression of the way some children are treated.
According to Wikipedia, the phrase “soft bigotry of low expectations” was conceptualized by the former President G.W. Bush, and involves much debate. What does the phrase exactly mean? Is this phrase still up-to-date and meaningful as being questioned now by a NYT reader?