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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
This is the same line of thought that argues that expecting kids of certain ethnic groups to know the word "camel" is racist because their narrow experience doesn't encompass a camel.
You know what?
My day to day life experience growing up didn't encompass a camel, either, but I knew what it was because my parents cared enough to read to me as a little kid. That's basically all it takes and that's not a "race" thing; it's a parenting thing.
originally posted by: Tiger5
originally posted by: gladtobehere
Test Meant to Screen Teachers Instead Weeded Out Minorities.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York education officials are poised to scrap a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to become teachers, in part because an outsized percentage of black and Hispanic candidates were failing it.
This was an unintentional consequence.
The State was not trying to exclude minorities.
So now the State is going to lower standards or do away with the test altogether?
This is an example of political correctness with real world consequences.
Are people really going to allow illiterate or uneducated people to "teach" their children...?
Hell No. I have not seen the test but provided it does not have a huge cultural bias then let those cannot pass the test then let them find alternative work. However an intelligent reading of the OP does indicate (to me at least) that not all minorities fail this test. I would love to see some of our ATSers sitting that test (lol).
Do not lower our already low standards!
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: the2ofusr1
You mean that the people getting a degree can't pass the Dept of Ed's?
Something is a miss, lowering the bar is a liberal way out of hard work.
originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: seasonal
Better use of already appropriated funds, a return to traditional teaching using actual math english civics history and geography etc...
Rather than wasting childrens time and minds using common core methods...particularly mathematics
I agree with scrapping the literacy test. Let's focus on ensuring they are educated before they receive the diploma!!!
originally posted by: Aazadan
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: ketsuko
Yeah, where are the ones insulting the home-school parents?
What makes you think the system for certifying home school parents is any less corrupt?
Liberal Logic 101: Don't give them a hand-up, give them a hand-out.
The Democrats benefit more from minorities being dependent victims rather than educated, independent citizens. Detroit and Chicago are prime examples, both cities have been under Democrat control for over 50 years and have practically become a dystopia... yet people keep voting them in.
It's almost like a political form of Stockholm Syndrome.