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EMERGENCY-BABB MIDDLE SCHOOL

Started by RealLinks, March 08, 2017, 03:06:36 PM

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Max

This is unreal. Right in the schools. Then again anything is possible here. Half the "teachers" are not real "teachers". Have received several notices that my kids teachers are not certified.

Mr. Conservative II

The standards for teachers have declined over the years.  That is largely due to qualified people not wanting to pursue a career in teaching.  Overbearing administrators, red tape, spoiled kids and whining parents are the biggest problems.  If the schools imposed discipline, stopped micromanaging teachers and stood up to idiot parents,  better qualified individuals would be attracted to the profession.   
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

RealLinks

Race to the bottom....

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

 http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/12/new-york-to-scrap-literacy-test-for-teachers-in-the-name-of-diversity/#ixzz4b9jZpmNz

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.

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

Backers of the test say eliminating it could put weak teachers in classrooms. Critics of the examination said it is redundant and a poor predictor of who will succeed as a teacher.

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/education/2017/03/11/test-meant-screen-teachers-instead-weeded-out-minorities/99050796/

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