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[–] Alopix 0 points 113 points (+113|-0) ago 

Not letting blacks who can't read be teachers is racist.

Not letting Somalis with fake medical degrees practice medicine is islamophobic.

Not letting women with half the strength of their peers be firemen is sexist.

This is the fucking world we live in.

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[–] 1moar 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

Spot on, god damnit. Fuck this shit.

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[–] fitandshameless 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

What bothers me about the fake medical degrees is that I know a Chinese guy with a legit doctorate recognized by a dozen other countries who even passed our board exam. The guy has 12 years of schooling and residency training yet the only job our country allowed him to have is teaching biology in university.

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[–] ardvarcus 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

I bet he can hardly speak English, and his students despair every time they have to listen to one of his lectures because they can't make out what he is trying to say. I've had several teachers from India that couldn't speak English well enough for students to even understand them. I don't care how bright they may be, if they can't speak clear English they shouldn't be teaching.

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[–] baphometsrage 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

He could go to any of those other countries if he wanted to...

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[–] Al_Rubyx 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

To be fair teaching biology in university should make okay money and not be nearly as stressful or long hours as anything in the real medical field.

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[–] 0fsgivin 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

a Chinese guy with a legit doctorate recognized by a dozen other countries.

Who cares? it's not recognized by ours. Now passing boards? Eh...That's kind of a valid point but do you think anyone who passes boards should be allowed to practice medicine then? I don't necessarily agree.

What was the school he had a degree from where did he does his residency that it was not recognized by our country? That's the question.

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[–] lissencarak 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Ah egalitarianism will fall, just like communism did. I almost wish it happens in my lifetime.

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[–] TotallyNotAFed 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

An egalitarian would be in favor of literacy tests. This isn't egalitarianism. This is blatant racism. This is saying brown and black people can't hack it in our society, so they need extra help. An actual egalitarian would say any teacher should, at the very least, be able to read and write well enough that they can grade and students can understand the course material.

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[–] 8Hz_WAN_IP 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Our mother's told us we could become anything we want, so god damn it that is what we are going to do even if it means removing all standards.

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[–] uvulectomy 0 points 46 points (+46|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"Critics of the examination said it is redundant and a poor predictor of who will succeed as a teacher."

It might not predict who will succeed as a teacher, but failing it will sure as fuck predict who will suck ass as a teacher.

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[–] BLOODandHONOUR 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Failing it will predict that all of that moron's students will be just as uneducated as the teacher.

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[–] TheStapler 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Blacks?

[edit] yep

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[–] Samchay6 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Kate Walsh, the president of National Council on Teacher Quality, which pushes for higher standards for teachers, said that blacks and Latinos don't score as well as whites on the literacy test because of factors like poverty and the legacy of racism.

Really?!? Ms. Walsh's "evidence" does not support her argument.

  • These are black and latinos with four-year degrees from an accredited university. Any gap in education should have been remedied (in theory) during college.

  • The ALST is graded anonymously and at a different site from the testing facility. That means no one can tell what race, ethnicity, or color of the testing subject.

Kate Walsh knows better...

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[–] 0110001111 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I dont think people realize just how little race/gender and all that crap come into play. Assuming that any of that info is on the test, it would be a scorecoard. The scantron reader does not give two shits if you're a purple dinosaur.

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[–] WhoFramedReaderRabit 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

Holy fuck this is true! Original Story

I had to look up the source because, I thought there's no way the school board is that stupid, and sure enough it's real. Fucking Cucks!

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[–] HonestTrouth 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Readin be raciss yo!#

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[–] HashTagFU 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Rathmahtic too.

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[–] Professor_de_la_Paz 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

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 teachers were fair to poor when I was in the NYC Public Schools System. I can't imagine how much worse it will be when basic literacy is no longer required.

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Unbelievably, facepalmingly retarded.

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[–] sovrn 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND, I MEANT TEACHER LOLS

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[–] Tzitzimitl 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

WHATS THE DIFFERENCE THESE DAYS

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