Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Slow Death of Education... Or Not All That Slow

New York State to ditch new teacher literacy exam because too many minorities fail it
This should fix the minority illiteracy problem...
The New York State Board of Regents will consider tomorrow whether to go with a task force’s recommendation to scrap a teacher literacy exam known as the Academic Literacy Skills Test.

“Part of the reason,” NBC New York reports, is because “an outsized percentage of black and Hispanic [teacher] candidates were failing it.”

It is expected the Board will abandon the assessment.

Critics of the ALST say it is “redundant and a poor predictor of who will succeed as a teacher.”

Pace University’s Leslie Soodak, a professor of education who served on the task force investigating state teacher exams, said “Having a white workforce really doesn’t match our student body anymore.”
Translation: having a literate workforce doesn't even matter to the "education" bureaucrats. So: Whites are out; illiteracy is IN.

The Left frequently reduces requirements in order to allow non-qualified people to enter into a field which previously had integrity. My favorite was the decision to no longer prosecute or punish black students who attack teachers and other students (too oppressive for the dears). It's no wonder that they form into gangs for their own protection. Gangs are merely vigilantes protecting their home turf, right? So they've gotta be armed and tough - who else is gonna do it? Not the Left... they have overtly defended vigilantism, remember the federal support for the riots in Ferguson?

So long as the new cadre of teachers get the proper gang tats and speak the local ebonics dialect, they should get along fine. Unless they're required to teach English, History, STEM, etc., instead of Victimhood to the hoods. But that wouldn't happen, I suspect. That would be too white.

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