The New York State Board of Regents is doing away with the Academic Literacy Test which was designed to purge unqualified teachers according to the Associated Press.
The test is being thrown out because 64 percent of White test takers pass the test while minorities, such as Blacks and Latinos, have a 46 percent and 41 percent success rate with this test.
Professor Leslie Soodak of Pace University, who was a part of the task force that examines the state’s teacher certificate tests, says that, “Having a white workforce really doesn’t match our student body anymore.”
According to the AP, the test has multiple choice answers which should be easily passed by a 12th grade student.
Opponents of eliminating the test say that if they do away with the it, the result will be teachers with a weak ability to teach. It’s a shame that political correctness may win out over giving the best education possible to students of all ethnicities.