Saturday, December 09, 2006

Does Leo Casey Wear a Leisure Suit?

The UFT brass has notified me it's outraged that ESL students are being forced to take the same fourth and eighth grade tests as American kids. They urge you to sign a petition opposing it, which I will.

As usual, the Unity-New Action crowd is a decade behind the times. High school ESL kids have been taking the same English Regents exam as American kids for years. I often see them programmed for two test-prep classes and no ESL classes as a result. Here's what Unity-New Action has had to say about that.

Unity-New Action works tirelessly to ensure your salary is right where Herricks was ten years ago, that we remain ten years behind the times, and I've no doubt we just voted to continue the tradition.
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