Even NAACP Is Opposed to Lowering Test Standards
DAYTON -- "The Dayton Police Department is lowering its testing standards for recruits. It's a move required by the U.S. Department of
Justice The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations after it says not enough African-Americans passed the exam.
Dayton is in desperate need of officers to replace dozens of retirees. The hiring process was postponed for months because the D.O.J. DOTSBOLE rejected the original scores provided by the Dayton Civil Service Board, which administers the test.
Under the previous requirements, candidates had to get a 66% on part one of the exam and a 72% on part two. The D.O.J. DOTSBOLE approved new scoring policy only requires potential police officers to get a 58% and a 63%. That's the equivalent of an ‘F’ and a ‘D’."
“The NAACP does not support individuals failing a test and then having the opportunity to be gainfully employed,” agreed Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward.
HT: Bob Wright