New York Judge: It's Racist To Expect Teachers To Know Things

A federal judge in New York has struck down a test used by New York City to vet potential teachers, finding the test of knowledge illegally discriminated against racial minorities due to their lower scores.

At first glance, the city’s second Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST-2) seems fairly innocuous. Unlike the unfair literacy tests of Jim Crow, LAST-2 was given to every teaching candidate in New York, and it was simply a test to make sure that teachers had a basic high school-level understanding of both the liberal arts and the sciences.

One sample question from the test asked prospective educators to identify the mathematical principle of a linear relationship when given four examples; another asked them to read four passages from the Constitution and identify which illustrated checks and balances. Besides factual knowledge, the test also checks basic academic skills, such as reading comprehension and the ability to read basic charts and graphs.

Nevertheless, this apparently neutral subject matter contained an insidious kernel of racism, because Hispanic and black applicants had a passage rate only 54 to 75 percent of the passage rate for whites.

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You are right their Joseph that and  put the kids on riddlen or some other mood altering Drug.

As an educator this really is beyond comprehension. Why wouldn't you want the best and brightest teaching your children? If people fail the test to be teachers that's a good thing, then they shouldn't be teaching.

How are they supposed to help students advance, and answer their questions if the student is smarter than the teacher?

Marilyn, that cartoon is a classic.  I spent 32 years teaching in the Missouri Public School System from 1965 through 1996 and I saw this situation develop over the years.  This situation is very real and is just one of the many such problems classroom teachers must deal with every single day.

Eddie You said a mouth full and your 100% right.

If one lacks the knowledge, how can he/she PASS IT ON?  If one lacks the knowledge, where was he/she when ot was passed to HIM/HER?  Was HE/SHE a VICTIM of 'social passage'?  Where they pass the student who really did not earn the grades needed to go to the next grade, but they are 'passed' anyhow, either to get rid of them, or because it's 'Politically Correct' to keep the class together.  

I attended classes in grade school with a boy who had an I.Q. of about 55, and a cleft palate as well.  I losr track of him after 8th grade, but I'm sure he never applied for a teaching job in New York.  

If requiring this material to be known by Applicants, where was the TEACHING COLLEGE when they attended?  Or did they stay home that day?  

Needing this material is, indeed, 'Racist', but in the reverse order.  The people it is used 'against' show lack of interest.  If they are not interested, they have no business in 'teaching', because above ALL, TEACHING requires an INTEREST in TEACHING, which requires one to KNOW THE SUBJECT MATTER.  It also requires reasoning power.  Obviously those who are failing these tests lack BOTH.

Ironically the left is building a Black and white America. Blacks are treated differently, why? Because they are different, DUH! Hell I have talked to blacks who are poor and I can't understand a dam word they say! It sure as hell isn't the English language as I know it. It's what we use to call "Street jive" so now teachers are expected to understand street jive before they can teach?

When our we going to put a stop to it, 2016 i hope.

This is nothing new we have been drumming down are school's for 40 years. Why do you think our standing in the world is so low? Even today with this, my daughter said that 9 out of 21 students failed but she had to pass them anyway.  You know no student left behind.

We have done the same for the firemen, police and it applies to our public officials inc. the clown in the WH.

Put a round in it!

Every day I read this stuff or hear about and feel like I am in a different universe than I grew up in.  Is there any rational intelligence left in this country?

SSGT, '69 - '73, 321st CSG, 319th AMS Fire Control

Just make sure black teachers teach black students.  No racism possible and their capabilities are mutually compatible.




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