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Friday, March 10, 2017

New York to Drop Literacy Test for Teachers

You can try to jump higher, but that’s hard. It’s easier to just lower the bar. The moonbattery-addled state of New York continues to embrace decline:

The state Board of Regents will likely vote early next week on whether to ax the Academic Literacy Skills Test, one of four exams that teacher wannabes have to pass for certification, officials said Monday.

The Regents will also consider changes to one of the other three prerequisite exams for would-be educators, the Teacher Performance Assessment, or edTPA.

Under that proposal, applicants who just barely fail the edTPA could still be certified based on other factors, including teacher recommendations.

Under moonbat rule, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.

Sources said the moves will likely be approved, leading to outcry from those who believe they are important assessment tools.

Charles Sahm is director of education policy at the Manhattan Institute. He gasps:

“It’s alarming because we’ve now abandoned or watered down the teacher evaluation process, and now we’re lowering the bar for entry certification as well.”



Anonymous said...

Put a full-time person in each classroom to maintain order and discipline so the teachers can actually teach and the bar will not have to be lowered. Good people will start considering the teaching profession again, kids will start learning again, and the American education system will excel again.

Jim said...

And what role did the teachers' union play in this?


'It's for the kids..'

Perhaps part of the problem is that the schools have been so dumbed-down that they can't find enough literate people any more to staff the schools.

Anonymous said...

Anyone ever watched Watters world on Fox? He interviews a lot of college kids in NYC. Most of them can't find their own ass using both hands. Illiterate teachers teaching what novel idea. Just sayin. K.

Anonymous said...

Just give them all badges and arrest powers.

World Grease said...

I guess that there are even more jobs to be created by placing correctional officers into learning institutions. In some locations, the kids are likely to be headed to jail anyway. I'm all for it.

Anonymous said...

Remember this is the state that supports Hillary Clinton, so we all know how bright they really are already!

Anonymous said...

what a joke. so let's all be stupid, idiotic, clueless together...

Anonymous said...

An uneducated and uninformed person is a dream come true for the Democratic party. It is not advantageous to the Democratic party to have highly educated voters.