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(From South China Morning Post)
Byline: Polly Hui
Education groups yesterday criticised the government for rushing schools into deciding whether to sack or redeploy language teachers who failed to pass the benchmark test two years into their jobs.
They said some teachers were still capable of teaching the subject despite failing the English test. They urged the Education and Manpower Bureau not to force schools to decide the teachers' futures until results of their appeals were released next month.
Half of the 643 English-language teachers and 252 Putonghua teachers who joined the profession two years ago have failed to meet the benchmark …