Sunday, March 13, 2011

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

12 Comments:

At 3/13/2011 10:13 AM, Blogger PeakTrader said...

“The NAACP does not support individuals failing a test and then having the opportunity to be gainfully employed,” agreed Dayton NAACP President Derrick Foward."

Does that mean the NAACP will file a lawsuit and pursue it rigorously?

 
At 3/13/2011 12:41 PM, Blogger Johnster said...

Why is the Tea Party and the Republican Party not protesting against this? It is a clear example of big government run amok.

 
At 3/13/2011 1:05 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"Why is the Tea Party and the Republican Party not protesting against this? It is a clear example of big government run amok."

A better question might be: Why aren't current black police officers in Dayton protesting this as it cheapens their prior achievement of passing the tests with higher scores

 
At 3/13/2011 1:23 PM, Blogger Jason said...

Why is the Justice Department even involved in this? Did I miss the part where individual communities have lost the right to self-govern? Or does the Civil Rights Act trump the constitution?

 
At 3/13/2011 1:54 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

Jason

"...the right to self govern"?

How old fashioned of you.

Yes, you must have missed the last 100 years.

 
At 3/13/2011 2:34 PM, Blogger Che is dead said...

This is the most disturbing sentence:

"The D.O.J. has forced other police departments across the country to lower testing standards, citing once again that not enough black candidates were passing."

Hope and Change

 
At 3/13/2011 3:18 PM, Blogger Tom said...

Is this yet another example of Attorney General Holder taking care of his people?

 
At 3/14/2011 6:24 AM, Blogger juandos said...

Well I think its understandable why the standards such as they are are being lowered...

After all do we want to let black leaders like Rep. John Lewis know how clueless they are?

 
At 3/14/2011 7:24 AM, Blogger Cooper said...

Didn't we already have a firefighter lawsuit about the same topic go to the supreme court?

 
At 3/14/2011 11:27 AM, Blogger Ron H. said...

Cooper

"Didn't we already have a firefighter lawsuit about the same topic go to the supreme court?"

Similar, but in this case the entire test result wasn't rejected, and no one was denied a position after they successfully passed the test.

It's hard to understand why Dayton would test potential police officers at all, as 58% is not much higher than 50%, a likely result of random guessing. They could save money by eliminating testing, and just hiring everyone who showed up.

 
At 3/14/2011 11:31 AM, Blogger Ron H. said...

juandos

"After all do we want to let black leaders like Rep. John Lewis know how clueless they are?"

What's equally as frightening, is the thought of people entering the voting booth and saying "I want this man to represent me."

One must wonder what Lewis thought he was swearing to uphold and defend when he took office.

 
At 3/15/2011 6:47 AM, Blogger Nicawawa said...

While the NAACP says people who fail the test should not be employed, they avoid the issue of lowering the passing standard so the people who failed under the old standards pass under the new standard.

 

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