Perhaps another class of applicants should be included in this lawsuit. Those for whom English is a primary language and who yet still failed the exam. I'm sure, given the vast number of special programs that permeate the classroom, this minority could find a reason why they were unable to master basic English or math skills.
On the other hand, why even have competency for teachers at all? Society no longer requires mastering of skills; only perfection of the proper excuse for why we cannot achieve what past generations managed to do.
ANNE C. PELEJ