27 July, 2008

Cheating on the test

I just recently took a FEMA course, in residence at a local State Emergency Management location. It was three days. It was announced that there would be a written test that required 70% to pass. I thought it might be closed book and was prepared for that. When the time came for the test, it was announced that no cooperation was allowed but that the test was "open book".

I was a bit surprised, but understandable.

What I was also surprised about was the amount of "cooperation" that began during the test. First a few whispers here and there (what did you put for #6, etc) then outright getting out of one's seat and walking over to a co-worker and "helping" the other person with their open book test!

The kicker was that these people where members of our "minority" who are numerically a majority.

So much for "equal opportunity"

If these people ever want to be taken seriously and equally during a National Emergency, they must comply with instructions.