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Teacher test reprieve doesn’t jive with standards

June 2, 2014

It should be encouraging to state residents that 83 percent of the 1,600 teachers who took the so-called “bar exam for teachers” passed....

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Jun-03-14 9:09 AM

yah banned and judging from your comments "bad" teachers would be most of them and "too expensive" teachers would be all of them.

Your denial rings hollow like the racist who claims he only hates the "bad" members (meaning the most visual)of whatever group he is phobic about.

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Jun-02-14 7:25 PM

Yah, and what do you call a doctor who graduates at the bottom of their class, doctor. If, and it's a big if, the test is an accurate appraisal of the knowledge and skills needed by the teacher then passing it shouldn't be waived. A fair way to have administered the test would be to have announced the assessment rubric a few years before using it. If that was done then the only issue is the validity of the test. That's my opinion.

All the other anti-teacher comments are unverified and also just someone's opinion.

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Jun-02-14 5:41 PM

knock, knock

What do you call the person who graduates at the bottom of their class at a teaching college ... TEACHER!

Then they're coddled by the union for life. The kids get the raw end of the deal.

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Jun-02-14 4:45 PM

Why are our children always the guinea pigs? One bad year, due to one bad teacher can put a student behind for grades to come. Would you want a physician who couldn't pass an exam to treat you? Would you want an engineer who couldn't pass an exam to build a bridge, or an electrician who couldn't pass an exam installing your electricity? What about the nurse taking your blood pressure or blood? Would that be okay? Then why is it okay for a teacher? Is it "just" education? The writer claims prospective teachers were caught off guard? That's ridiculous. First off, a degree in education is one of the easiest to attain. In fact, research over the years has indicated that education majors with the lowest average SAT scores leave with the highest grades. There is plenty of evidence that education majors receive substantially higher grades than students in every other department. So, 83% is not even close to being "good news", and 17% is flat out unacceptable.

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Jun-02-14 12:55 PM

Test, test , test , test, test. Let's test our kids to death, let's test our teachers. The people who should be tested are the ones making and implementing this whole test mess. Some of the most brilliant minds in the world were awful at taking test.

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