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October 8, 2013

PSU largely meets new admissions requirements

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And it’s certainly possible, she continued, that someone who does have the personality traits of a quality teacher could belong to a marginalized group that traditionally doesn’t score well on tests.

DIVERSITY

Childhood educators comprise a large population of white middle-class women, Simard noted, and the new standards seem to encourage more of that demographic to enter the profession rather than promoting diversity.

“We’re worried about the other folks ... kids need the other folks, too,” she said. 

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