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Special commission debates the fate of Regents exams in New York

04.20.2023 | Fox 5 NY | "They're not getting any additional academic benefits from passing the Regents exams," said Juliet Eisenstein a lawyer for Advocates For Children, a nonprofit. 

Eisenstein is one of 64 members on a special commission that is currently evaluating the future of Regents exams in New York.  The commission will present its findings to the Board of Regents in November.   That is ahead of schedule.  The original plan was to present the findings next year. 

Eisenstein believes standardized testing has led to an increase in dropout rates among low-income and students of color. 

"Through the work I've done with families across New York and my policy work… I have seen that Regents exams do not better prepare students for life after high school," she said. Watch video