I was very disappointed to read “Pitch to simplify graduation” [News, Nov. 15], about how the state Board of Regents is considering a recommendation to make a Regents diploma the sole credential awarded to high school graduates.
I don’t know what the board is thinking. Awarding a Regents diploma as the sole credential would leave out a large number of students who are in special education.
My children are no longer in school. My son had a documented learning disability and received a school-level diploma. It didn’t matter that he took sequential math three times, even with a two-period remediation class. He just couldn’t pass that class.
What is the Board of Regents saying about these students? Not issuing an alternative to a Regents diploma would be disgraceful and discriminatory. I hope this governing board rethinks this proposal.
Helene Finkelstein, Baldwin