Author Topic: Teacher Literacy Test Are RACIST  (Read 27 times)

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Teacher Literacy Test Are RACIST
« on: March 15, 2017, 09:35:29 AM »
 Citing the fact that an outsized percentage of black and Hispanic candidates were failing the test, members of the New York state Board of Regents plans to adopt a task force's recommendation to eliminate the literacy exam, known as the Academic Literacy Skills Test, given to prospective teachers.

Education reformers believe that tests like New York's Academic Literacy Skills Test can weed out potentially lousy teachers.

The tests, however, came under intense scrutiny for their alleged racial bias, after just 46 percent of Hispanic test-takers and 41 percent of black test-takers passed it on the first try, compared with 64 percent of white candidates.

Plus, critics said, the test's $131 price tag is too steep.

Despite a ruling by a federal judge in 2015 that the test was not discriminatory, faculty members at education schools say a test that screens out so many minorities is problematic.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/03/13/ny-dropping-teacher-literacy-test-amid-claims-racism.html

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Re: Teacher Literacy Test Are RACIST
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 10:08:30 AM »
The literacy tests are not the problem, the uneducated teacher candidates are the problem.  001_rolleyes

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Re: Teacher Literacy Test Are RACIST
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2017, 06:10:59 AM »
I'm guessing quotas, affirmative action, and acceptance of sub-par performance in fear of being called racist is some part of the problem. 

Standards should be set the same for all groups.  If they can't get in on merit, then it may not be the correct career choice for them.

People will meet your expectations, regardless of how high or low you set them.
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