Letters to the Editor

Bizarre use of scores

The proposal to use teacher SAT scores as an element in determining pay would be a joke if not so deadly serious. It seems that our state Legislature acts in increasingly bizarre ways as the years go by.

I have lived in this state since 1972, and it’s clear that leaders have lost their way. They have removed the pay increase associated with national board certification, but they now will use a test that could have been taken by some teachers 20 to 30 years ago.

It’s absurd on its face. However, if they stick with the plan, I suggest that we require state legislators to demonstrate that each has a total SAT score exceeding 1,200, or an IQ test score of 120 or more. Maybe then we will be freed from these clowns.

Norman Marcus,