Make teachers take basic English test

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I have just read your biased editorial regarding the lower standards at charter schools. Have you forgotten an earlier article regarding New York State Regents eliminating the English test for teachers? What a high standard that teachers do not have to pass a basic test to teach because certain groups have only a 37 percent pass rate.How qualified are these teachers, thrust into our basic school system, when they themselves cannot pass a test that has been necessary for many years? Why do I feel that the hypocrisy of the teachers’ unions, who are themselves less than literate, are creating a false scenario?Also proven is how ineffectual schools are now, with terrible graduation results and an emphasize on not education but politics.Geraldine KrawitzSaratoga Springs More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Munster to step up European prep

first_imgAhead of their meeting with Castres in the RDS on Saturday Leinster fans are hoping that Jamie Heaslip will report no ill-effects from his return to training after a shoulder injury.We may find out today if Bundee Aki’s will be available for Connacht’s meeting with Exeter this Sunday in the Challenge cup.The centre has an ankle injury. Meanwhile, the Munster and Ulster coaches will both hold press conferences this afternoon ahead of their matches against Saracens and Toulon respectively.last_img