Thursday, March 16, 2017

Is This an Admission of "They Can't Make it on Their Own"

NBC New York reports:
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.

The state Board of Regents on Monday is expected to adopt a task force's recommendation of eliminating the literacy exam, known as the Academic Literacy Skills Test.

Source: Test Meant to Screen Teachers Instead Weeded Out Minorities | NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Test-Meant-to-Screen-Teachers-Instead-Weeded-Out-Minorities-415947113.html#ixzz4bUpCJx3i Follow us: @nbcnewyork on Twitter | NBCNewYork on Facebook

Seriously: if this test had some real value (as I presume it must or it would not have been required in the first place) but college-educated blacks and Hispanics are disproportionately failing it, what does that say about the quality of the bachelor's degrees and teaching certificate programs?  This news story is perilously close to something a racist would make up to denigrate the abilities of blacks and Hispanics.

3 comments:

dmurray said...

Like California's Bar Exam: "It's too haaarrrrd."

What happened to California leading the way.

Oh, that's right: term limits, just a merry go round (Thanks, Drew Pearson)

Education in California: bottom feeding compared to the other 49 states.

New York groped a way to get still lower.

Thanks, Clayton!

John Cunningham said...

Note also that the white applicants had the best outcome--a 36% failure rate, A devastating comment on the "Schools of Education."

Windy Wilson said...

Yesit is, but they won't admit it.