Regents board considers testing change
The New York State Board of Regents is considering a plan that would allow certain high school students to waive one of the history Regents exams.
The plan aims to let high school students pursuing certain educational pathways to waive one of the two currently required history exams.
A round-table discussion with social studies teachers and World War II veterans was held at the Museum of American Armor in Old Bethpage to discuss the proposal. Veterans tell News 12 that it's important to study the past and that both exams should remain a requirement.
Board of Regents member Roger Tillies says he wants students to "concentrate on the subjects they are most interested in."
Current Regents diploma requirements mandate students pass exams in English language arts, global history and geography, U.S. history, mathematics and science with a score of 65 or better.
The board is expected to meet next week to finalize its decision on the change in Regents requirements.