Brooklyn College's school of education has begun implementing a new standard for evaluating prospective teachers. This standard judges teacher candidates: "In part on their commitment to social justice, and is being called "dispositions". Dispostion, at Brooklyn College means, "students are guided by beliefs and attitudes related to values such as caring, fairness, honesty, responsibility, and social justice."
So how a future teacher feels about social justice is now a major standard in whether or not he/she gets accredited by the college. Give me a break. No wonder so many upper echelon education leaders despise the No Child Left Behind Act. It forces teachers to teach their subject matter and to see that their classroom students learn. And all the while they want to be teaching that "white people are oppressors" and other psuedo/social junk food. Give the kids a break and mind the math and reading and science and history and P.E. and drivers ed. My disposition is to despise this new education evaluation tool.