Statement from Kate Walsh, President of the National Council on Teacher Quality, on Scrapping New York’s Literacy Test for Prospective Teachers


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Today, New York's State Board of Regents is considering doing away with a recently adopted licensing test for teacher candidates, amid concerns that the too many black and Latino teacher candidates fail to pass the test.NCTQ President Kate Walsh released this statement: "Getting rid of this recent licensing test is a big step backwards, not just for New York but for the country. This test, first implemented in 2013-14, put the academic needs of students above the employment interests of teachers."

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