So, in order to ensure that public school teachers march in lock step with the Diversity Police, New York’s Board of Regents is jettisoning literacy exams for incoming teachers.
Sure, that means that many of the teachers your children will have may not be able to read or write.
But hey. At least you know there will be Diversity!
And isn’t that all that matters?
I mean, the idea that schools are there to educate children is so Twentieth Century.
The problem is, 41% of blacks and 46% of Hispanics failed to pass this literacy test.
Now, on Planet Earth, results like that would beg the question, “Why aren’t these teaching candidates learning to read and write?”
On Planet Earth, the Board of Regents would be reviewing college Education Departments to determine why their students could graduate without a basic comprehension of Literacy.
But New York State doesn’t reside on Planet Earth.
So instead, they decide to lower the bar so that literacy is no longer a prerequisite to become a teacher.
Better that public schools have a diverse teaching staff even if that means your teachers can’t read and write.
You cannot make this stuff up.
If that many teaching students cannot pass a multiple choice test, the problem isn’t the test.
The problem is the fact that they made it through an Education Program without being proficient in reading and writing.
This isn’t the first time New York has scrapped testing on the grounds that the tests are supposedly racist.
In June 2015, a judge struck down the LAST-2 exam because it allegedly discriminated against minorities.
This “Liberal Arts and Science Test” was to ensure that every new hire had a basic high school-level comprehension of Liberal Arts and Science.
But when only 54% of minorities passed the test, a judge determined the test was racist.
I kid you not.
It’s racist to expect high school teachers to have even a high school-level proficiency in Liberal Arts and Sciences.
No wonder public schools are failing.
Heaven forbid we make sure high school teachers understand the material they’re supposedly teaching our kids.
To me, deciding to scrap testing that confirms a teaching candidate is qualified because it might prove that a teaching candidate isn’t qualified is troll logic.
And isn’t it more racist to simply assume minority teaching candidates are incapable of … you know … passing qualification tests?
Don’t believe for a moment that Public Education advocates have the best interests of the children at heart.
If they did, they would be demanding the very best teachers possible regardless of skin pigmentation.
But they aren’t, are they?
Education is secondary. Diversity is the goal.
Would this kind of thing happen in another profession?
Should medical schools stop making sure their students understand basic anatomy?
Should law school graduates not be penalized when they graduate with absolutely no comprehension of the law?
The New York State Board of Regents is treating a symptom while ignoring the larger, more systemic disease.
Education majors are receiving diplomas that they clearly did not earn.
Racial quotas in colleges have resulted in a whole lot of graduates who should never have graduated to begin with.
And by lowering the standards to get someone into college, you only perpetrate the cycle of ignorance when those same college graduates are permitted to become the teachers of a new generation high school students.
In a sane world, the greater question would be why are minority students being held to a lower standard?
The damage isn’t limited to the college graduate who gets a degree he or she didn’t earn. There are ripple effects. Especially when those unqualified college graduates are permitted to become “educators” of the next generation.
Despite the fact that they are teaching subjects they themselves are not expected to comprehend.
Hat tip the Daily Caller.
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