Dumbed down
Mar 28, 2017 | 15826 views | 0 0 comments | 975 975 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

Just when I thought political correctness couldn't get any crazier, the Board of Regents proved me wrong by dropping the Academic Literacy Skills Test for prospective new teachers.

Why? Because too many minorities flunked it.

How can we expect public school students to read when their teachers can't? That's like dropping a flying skills test for prospective airline pilots.

As a volunteer tutor at a Queens public school, I saw how poorly many kids read even when taught by qualified teachers.

Don't sacrifice our children's future on the altar of political correctness.


Richard Reif

Kew Gardens Hills
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