Thursday, August 13, 2015

All the King's Horses & All the King's Men... Teacher's Exams

It’s starting again.  A judge in New York has ruled that certain applicants for employment in New York are dumb – too stupid for words. They are so stupid they cannot pass the entrance exam. What’s the test you ask? Doctor? Lawyer? Accountant?  Security Trader? Nope!  None of the above. The Teachers exam is too difficult.  This exam and others like it were created to eliminate or reduce nepotism in the public service sector ranks. Once upon a time - only friends and relatives of people already working in the public sector got in. These exams changed that and made certain everyone, including friends and relatives, could pass a competency exam. This exam tests the ability of the test taker to know “something” about teaching liberal arts.  Teachers are supposed to be competent. Teachers regularly proctor and create tests for students.  Teachers should be masters at the dynamics of tests, and tests taking.  The public wants its teachers SMART.  Passing an exam to become eligible for teaching seems rudimentary, and, at least at a fundamental level, proves an applicant is competent to teach! 

It’s all very, very, complicated. In fact, the exams are so complicated minorities applicants cannot pass the tests. A lawyer representing people that failed the exams has asserted the tests are Racist. A judge, Kimber Woods, agreed.  In other words, this lawyer and judge stated publicly that minority applicants are idiots - incapable of passing a simple teacher’s exam. He claims this exam, because it is a written test, is a racist test! The lawyer admitted this on a news show. Don't teachers teach writing too?!!

By extrapolation - any written exam is racist. If this ruling stands, precedence is created that asserts any written exam is a racist instrument to oppress minorities. The people who assert the test is racist want the test thrown out - and people who couldn't pass the exam given jobs.  Brilliant!  Just what we all need - more incompetents employed; people that are incapable of teaching our children will become the norm.  Great idea! This will also create Stupidity set asides - to go with the skin color set asides. It can be argued they are the same, you know. Read on... you'll see why.

How did minorities get so freaking dumb? Their lawyer repeated a long standing Progressive answer for that – socio-economic disparity and bad schools.  These two factors are always blamed.  They supposedly excuse this, and other failures.  WHY are these factors persistently chosen?  They make Liberals and Guilt-laden whites flinch is the reason. The pair’s reaction is like a vampire seeing a cross. Importantly, won't schools get worse and the outcomes degrade if incompetent teachers are employed?

Let’s review these two topics.

The Socio-Economic is the causal argument and mechanism… This claim is a static scam. It presumes that money is the root of all evil – AND - brain power. This argument suggests that no one growing up poor can ever be smart. Conversely, and just as significant, no person growing up rich can be dumb. Talk about unmitigated nonsense!  Why not suggest the phases of the moon are to blame. At least that has some scientific value.  Rich kids fail in school just like poor kids.  Not one school in a rich neighborhood graduates every student with straight A grades. There are differences among rich brains. There are differences among poor brains. There are children who graduate with honors in poor schools – just like rich schools. The sole significant difference that occasionally occurs is when smart poor kids face their classmates.  They are accused of acting white, and called all sorts of names – because they are smart and study. Evidently, if we are to believe the complaints and excuses from the poor school, studying and expending effort in school is exclusively a white kid phenomenon.  Many poor students are physically assaulted for not being stupid. What a fate.

Answer #1 – Some Black communities revere stupidity.  Whose fault is this?  Mom and Dad?  Oh, no! Dad is not in the home. So Dad cannot be blamed. Nor can Dad be made to live with the woman he made pregnant, or made to care for Mom and their offspring created. So doing would be racist.  Minority Mothers cannot be made to stop making babies either.  That proposition is considered racist too. Revering stupidity assures dependence and that is a goal for certain politicians.

Is School to blame?  Possibly, but studies reveal school is the de facto baby sitter where some minority parents send their children M-F.  Academics are not highly valued in these homes – see above.  Family life is not the domain of government or school unless child abuse is known and reported.  The Government (and teachers) are not permitted, nor should they be permitted to direct the lives of families. Unfortunately, that may lead to the stupid academic outcomes.  Ergo, improvement will not occur. Studies again reveal; even when government and schools intercede, they cannot repair the stupidity factor.

Answer #2 – Genetics affects every human trait. Heights, weight, swiftness, slowness, muscles, eye color, skin color, hair type, are all a result of genetics. Importantly, the way a brain is wired, the physical configuration of the dendrites, neurons, brain size, and other brain traits are all a result of genetics. Concordantly, the way a brain operates is predicated by these traits. Paying attention in class and working towards learning – studying, practice, sticktoittiveness all combine to improve brain power, clear, no amount of study, practice, sticktoittiveness can improve a brain that is not configured optimally.  

Admit it.  You have seen this. Some person or child you met and interacted with could not grasp the simplest concept. It is seen on TV – Springer and Povich make public displays of stupidity a ratings grabber. Since apes and man contain 97.5 of the same genetic code – how is it that intense instruction beginning at birth cannot make an ape speak, or function above a certain threshold?  It’s that brain configuration.  I’ll refer to the Minnesota Twin study once again. The University of Minnesota acted to prove that nurture and teaching and loving would prove that nurture and caring were primarily responsible for intellect. Genetics was pfffft! Unimportant.  Researchers found otherwise. Twins, separated at birth, twins raised in disparate environments, by disparate adoptive parents, scored near identically; when tested.  Once the twin who was denied education was exposed to it – their scores equaled their smarter twin.  Socio-economic conditions didn’t mean squat. On balance, environmental conditions (nurture) were unimportant.  

What does this mean?  All the king’s horses, and All the king’s men, cannot make a stupid brain smarter. If a brain is morphologically incapable of functioning at a high level, it will not, cannot, function above a rudimentary level.  It's like using house wiring in a computer - it won't work.  Genetics produce the physical configuration of all brains. Some configurations favor and support a high intellect, others do not.  An inferior brain configuration will never achieve parity with a superior brain configuration -- no matter what is done, or the amount of money spent, trying to palliate the differences.

This makes for a horrific dilemma.  If some are born with inferior brains – that condition is permanent!  NOTHING can be done to fix it.  Spending money to ameliorate the condition is a waste.  The few corrective actions that could make the problems resulting from stupidity less of a burden on society are rejected by our government, schools, and well meaning but uninformed caring addicts. Like every other human physical condition, what you are born with is there for life. There are no contact lenses, or hair dyes, or weight loss programs to improve a bad brain. Training for employment in a field where the inferior brain can grasp the requirements, and obey the laws, is the best solution available. Teaching every child in school a College Prep curriculum is a costly and egregious waste of time, effort, and money.  

There are significant troubles that arise when this deviance reality is ignored.  When the inferior brain learns it cannot compete in the classroom, it often acts to disrupt the learning by others - to remove the focus from its inferiority, and, to keep others stupid. Not removing the inferior brain from the classroom assures the outcome desired by the inferior brain (and Progressive Democrats who refuse to admit differences exist) triumphs.

We all want equal access to opportunity. That is what the Constitution demands. That opportunity exists!  What this complaint desires are guaranteed outcomes, special outcomes and access, based upon skin color and heritage.  That is the Racist objective of the test complaint in NYC. Those alleging the disparity and racism are actually insulting minorities.  If their allegations are accurate, all minorities are incapable of passing any written exam.  If the racist advocates prevail, the children in New York will be dumber and more dependent.  New York will be forced to pay for incompetence at the same rate they pay competence. There's more - all written exams will be deemed racist if this ruling stands. Written exams will then be eliminated.  Any exam used to prove competence, regardless of discipline; doctors, lawyers, accountant and security traders will be invalidated as a punitive racist obstacle. If written tests are racist instruments, then none of them can be used to validate a candidate -- no matter their profession.  

Test are difficult...

Tests are supposed to be difficult!

We want the best our money can buy when our safety, our lives, our property, our families, and our children are at risk or under attack. Untested, racial set asides assure that incompetence is given equal, or preferential, footing with competence and paid at the same rate.  Importantly - anyone who agrees with this complaint is admitting minorities are inherently stupid and incapable of mediocre achievement.  Making certain that race based outcomes prevail, so they can bribe the votes of those who stand to benefit, is the goal.

The actions in this matter are purposeful. These actions elevate race above competence.  Consequently, they purposely ignore the intellect, lives, the wisdom of tradition, and self reliance of the children. That is foolish, prejudicial, discriminatory, and evil in my opinion.  Discrimination based upon intelligence is the shortest path to self destruction - since it places the least capable in positions of authority.  We cannot trust the incompetent to make informed decisions.  It is appropriate those favoring this action, are exclusively served by those for whom they advocate.

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