New York To Scrap Literacy Test For Teachers In The Name Of Diversity – IOTW Report

New York To Scrap Literacy Test For Teachers In The Name Of Diversity


DailyCaller: Prospective teachers in New York will likely no longer have to pass a basic reading and writing literacy exam, the Associated Press is reporting.

The state’s Board of Regents is expected to ditch the Academic Literacy Skills Test in part because black and Hispanic teaching candidates struggled to pass the exam, according to the AP.

Just 41 percent of black teaching candidates and 46 percent of Hispanics passed the test on their first try, compared to 64 percent of white candidates.

The multiple choice exam is meant to ensure high standards among prospective teachers, which many teaching preparation programs have struggled to do.

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26 Comments on New York To Scrap Literacy Test For Teachers In The Name Of Diversity

  1. So new teachers only have to show the party affiliation, political contributions and or their volunteer work on behalf of a Democrat.

  2. “Having a white workforce really doesn’t match our student body anymore,” Soodak added. Great, then whites should pull out and rescind their aid to any country in which they are not the majority. Let them solve their own problems with their own people and money! Same goes with the schools!

  3. As socialism started to destroy the economy in the 70’s, necessitating 2 paycheck families, women found more opportunity and better pay in business than teaching.

    For the last 20+ years, the lowest scoring on SAT tests were education majors.

    As a former, proud teacher (from the ’60’s) I couldn’t believe how incompetent teachers had become until reading the barely intelligible notes from my children’s affirmative action masters degree morons and now my grandchildren.

    Schools no longer drill the times tables. No longer teach penmanship (no time they say) no longer teach phonetics, no longer teach spelling (parents are supposed to do that at home). The spelling “sight words” my 7 year old grandson brings home are misspelled or not words at all – ex: unpleased.

    Teachers were so vital to me growing up. It’s sad to see how stupid most of them are today.

  4. Hire nothing but former Military as teachers,
    Bring back corporal punishment
    Watch the grades rise magically

  5. These, of course, would be the same folks who argue relentlessly that some ignorant stay at home mom can’t possible teach their children they way these “Professional Educators” can.

  6. What’s the saying? If someone says I “seen”, the rest of the sentence isn’t “the inside of a book”.

  7. @PoorLazlo- our little school district has a former Marine as supt. Modern day Adolph Eichmann. BIG MISTAKE.

  8. The fact the only 64% of white applicants passed the test ain’t thrilling me too much. When ghetto/barrio culture falls down, it drags whites down with it.

    I didn’t see any pass rate percentages for Asians. Or do they even bother with teaching jobs below college level?

  9. The former Marine is a “new” style marine, i.e. semper fi, not the semper fidelis old school Marine- that kind would be great. The DATA hungry doc.’s of ed that don’t care about the quality, only the information. Information I might ad that is as false as the climate change information from parking lots. Lies, vicious lies. Collapsing the system, thanks to the domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.

  10. In a small city near me the left kept demanding more diversity in the Fire Dept. Well, the mayor told the people repeatedly that the tests were open to ALL, but he couldn’t force people to come and take the tests. That’s right – the diverse citizens were not even signing up for the tests. Well, FINALLY a diverse person took the test (test had been redesigned to be easier to pass) and was virtually hired before he answered the final question. He has been a disaster.
    They have had women FF for years, so I don’t get what the bitchin was about. I suppose that women are not as good as DIVERSE persons. Anyway, the demands for a DIVERSE hiring has indeed quietened down now. BTW, the DIVERSE FF is mixed race, so the left got kind of punked on that one.

  11. You need a college degree to be a teacher but these degree holders can’t pass a basic literacy test.
    I may be an ignorant stay at home mom, but I can read and write – and so can my homeschool children!
    My kids can spell and they know American history far better than many of their peers who attend the local Common Core (NYS) public school that I removed my children from.

  12. Used to be even a grade school graduate ,could read ,write and knew arithmetic !!!! But that would be racist today !! Warren Wilhelm Jr. is an idiot !!! I know he had a rough childhood !!!

  13. How they gonna teach?
    What they gonna teach?

    Just call em “class monitors” and don’t require any test, whatsoever.

    “Wher da chalk, muthuhfuckah?
    “Si chore muthuhfuckin black ass down, muthuhfuckuh!”
    “Yo, Shaunqueefus, yo got my nickel bag?”
    “You hit like a bitch!”
    “Don’t point cher 9 at me, muthuhfuckuh! I cut cher ass!”

    izlamo delenda est …

  14. Old southern Democrat 50 years ago: “You know them black and brown people just ain’t smart enough to pass the test, no way no how.”

    New northern Democrat today: “You know them black and brown people just ain’t smart enough to pass the test, no way no how.”

    And REPUBLICANS are racists?!?!

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