State education officials in New York are considering eliminating many high school Regents examinations, including all foreign language exams in an effort to save $13.7 million. The plan, which is expected to be discussed several times before a decision is made, would also discontinue the practice of translating the tests into Chinese, Russian, Korean and Haitian Creole. Eliminating the tests could destroy the state's standards, said a language teacher at two State University of New York campuses. "In addition, we would lose our place in the country as leaders in foreign language education," she said.
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