Ok watching National News last night there was a story on the FDNY and how some have insisted that they do not hire enough minority applicants. So, to that end (because of all not having access to a good education..(I thought as Americans you were granted a public education?) they now have to "dummy down" the test so more minority applicants can pass it. WTF? What is next? Should they dummy down a high school diploma? How bout a college degree...how bout the Bar exam or the Medical exam? a doc that got a degree because of his ethnicity? The drivers license exam? I am sorry, I agree racism is WRONG, but there has to be a better way than making a test easier..thus making the job more dangerous due to the inept people working there. One suggestion was to offer programs in high school geared for the passing of this test as it is now. I think this is a much better solution..your thoughts?Answer Question
How about give everyone an equal education
I went from a Private school to a public one in a low income area...
The students are behind, the teachers don't give a _____ and their books were outdated.
Kids had so much trouble going on at home, school was NOT the priority
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:27 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
Tests should be based on the information needed for one demonstrate they comprehend their chosen career and that posses the knowledge and the very best in their field. It should not be altered or God forbid dumbed down to cater anyone....
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:33 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by momof030404 at 1:36 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
Tests should be based on the information needed for one *to* demonstrate they comprehend their chosen career and that *they* possess the knowledge and the very best in their field. It should not be altered or God forbid dumbed down to cater anyone....
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:36 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by Desi_Momof4 at 1:43 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by dragonlady44 at 1:46 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
Its not about how your life sucked, in a cycle of poverty and lack of education...you can't see past your front porch
many of the people that went to the school i referred ended up in jail, or living the same type of poverty not knowing how to get out..many times their own families either didn;t know what to teach them or taught them the wrong thing..its a hard way of life to grow out and away from
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:58 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 2:12 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by Desi_Momof4 at 2:16 PM on Aug. 3, 2010