Should geography and global history exams be optional?

04/25/2012 | Ithaca Journal (N.Y.), The

The New York state board of regents is considering a proposal to create two new routes to graduation -- one in career and technical education and the other in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. With the addition of the two new regents tests, exams in geography and global history would become optional. The proposed changes aim to increase students' access to career and technical education, but some teachers have expressed concern about the dropping of the geography and world history exams.

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