Thursday, March 16, 2017
On the Fact that the New York State Board of Regents Recently Decided to Do Away with the Academic Literacy Skills Test for Prospective Teachers Because Too Many Black and Hispanic Candidates Were Flunking it On the First Attempt and Because They Felt that this Was Harming Diversity in the Classroom by Not Giving Minority Students Enough Positive Role-Models - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/13/nyregion/ny-regents-teacher-exams-alst.html?_r=0
So in their social-justice-driven minds, it is better for minority students to have a potentially unqualified minority teacher than a qualified white teacher - this, despite the fact that there is next to no evidence that this would be educationally beneficial? Wow, huh (the fact that they're putting the needs of adults over those of kids, social-engineering their way to still more negative outcomes, etc.)?