Thursday, June 05, 2008
Government backtracks--Star plows ahead
Again, Lesley Taylor of The Toronto Star reporting: The government of Canada has backed off its plan to have all immigrants take the IELTS. The ostensible reasons is that it would be insulting to Americans, Brits, and other NSEs. Of course, The Star having generated a flurry of interest with its apparently-invented rise/increase question, is printing lots of letters to the editor about how silly the test is without clarifying that the whole kerfuffle is based around it's own straw man.