Here is the key portion of the report on resources:
The following findings are based on information ascertained from various
stakeholders including parents, teachers, students, administrators as well
as school and district documents:
- No honors or advance placement classes are offered to students
- The school no longer offers calculus, chemistry or physics
- Only three electives are offered to students: Law, Accounting and Latin American Literature. Prior to the implementation of the phase out model, elective courses offered to students were: African American Literature, Film, Geography, Forensics, Sociology, Psychology, Computer classes (Word, Excel, visual basic, PowerPoint) and Creative Writing
- Offtrack classes, which were offered to students not meeting Regents requirements, are no longer available
- Students are not able to complete specialty programs: Business, Computer Science, Engineering and Finance Institutes, or Art Institutes Students are not offered SAT prep courses
- Two teachers, who are not certified in special education, are teaching students with disabilities.
What will the state do about this? We can hope the answer is not the usual nothing.
You can read the entire report for yourself.
For the NY1 story, click here.
PS Thanks to Norm Scott for his coverage of the AFT Convention.