“Instead of beginning with ascertaining the job tasks of New York teachers, the two LAST examinations began with the premise that all New York teachers should be required to demonstrate an understanding of the liberal arts.”
Joshua Sohn, a partner at the firm Mishcon de Reya, who represents the prospective teachers in the case, echoed the that sentiment.
“They started with the conclusion, without any support, that this is what you actually needed to know to be an effective teacher,” Mr. Sohn said.
Apparently the test was being failed by a disproportionate number of teachers of color.
His Majesty was somewhat put out this morning.
Sometimes I wonder if there is really any hope for His Majesty.
Yesterday Washington Post ran a piece, “Conservatives say marriage has always been between a man and a woman. They’re wrong.” It was what you would expect, the standard boilerplate about husbands and wives dealing with one another differently in some ways than they did 700 years ago so why should they have to men and women, but I scanned through it for one reason: curiosity how far it I would go before finding the phrase “some Indian tribes.” (more…)