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NEW YORK STATE OF MINDLESS

Filed at 10:10 am under by dcobranchi

New York has made its home-ed regs .0001 percent less insane, and we’re apparently supposed to feel grateful:

New York’s Regents have expanded college graduation options for home-schooled children, easing what had been rancorous relations between parents who teach their children at home and the governmental agencies charged with overseeing New York children’s education.

Home-schooled teens can take the state’s five Regents exams, take regular college coursework credits or use an already-earned college diploma to qualify for a New York college sheepskin, options that had been denied them under rules created in the 1980s but not enforced until about two years ago.

“It wasn’t changed as much as we hoped,” said Pam Stauter, president of the Home School Association of New York. “But we aren’t hearing from our people that their kids are having a problem.”

Yeah, you read that right — you can go through four years of philosophy at NYU with a 4.0 and not be allowed to graduate if you don’t have a freaking piece of paper from high school. How many brilliant HEKs are New York colleges losing every year to this absolutely asinine regulation?

2 Responses to “NEW YORK STATE OF MINDLESS”


Comment by
Daryl
November 20th, 2005
at 12:58 pm

take regular college coursework credits or use an already-earned college diploma to qualify for a New York college sheepskin

What the heck is this supposed to mean? If they have a college degree from an out-of-state school that’s acceptable? Wouldn’t a student by definition have to have “regular college coursework credits” in order to graduate?

Logic and educrats– not even nodding acquaintances.


Comment by
COD
November 20th, 2005
at 3:32 pm

NY losing our on brilliant HEK’s is a blessing – for the HEK’s. They leave the state for college odds are that they don’t come back.