“At 6 p.m. on a Thursday night, I come home from a meeting, my phone rings, and it’s Merryl Tisch,” Ms. De Vito said. “She said, ‘I received your letter,’ and she said, ‘It made me want to cry.’”
This is quoted from this NY Times Article that describes the new regulation to allow SPED students to apply for a waiver if they have taken a Regents exam twice and failed it with a 52 to 54.
Click here to read the rest of the post from One Mom’s Journey Through Education Reform.
The Regents tests and Common Core are failing our kids and actually increasing the number of students who do not graduate. Crocodile tears and minor changes are not what is needed.
As Christine writes (I actually know the blogger from One Mom’s Journey Through Education Reform – she is an amazing advocate for changes needed regarding high school graduation requirements and the Regents tests and not just for special education students but for all students):
Tisch is throwing away a generation of New York State citizens with the punitive graduation requirements approved under her tenure. It is time for a reinstatement of multiple pathways to a meaningful local diploma and end to high stakes testing as the sole path to a New York State High School diploma.