Today’s Globe editorial on lagging test scores among minority teaching candidates takes a sensible approach:
Inadequate preparation, not cultural bias, is the most likely explanation for the high failure rate among black and Hispanic candidates. Similar to the achievement gap problem between white and minority students, a solution requires educators to target the academic deficiencies of prospective teachers and provide them with remedial support.
No talk of doing away with the test, which was one of the subthemes of the Globe’s Sunday story. Good.