So, those who are hired to teach the students how to read no longer have to prove that they can in fact read. Dumbing down of our teaching standards all in the name of diversity. What about what’s best for the students?
These applicants are all supposed to be college graduates yet they can’t even pass a basic literacy test.
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. More