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When I first saw the headline I thought it was from the Onion, but no, this really happened today.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/24/ny-cancels-regents-exam-after-buffalo-shooting-massacre/

Next week's scheduled US Government and History regent, for which many kids have already spent hundreds of dollars and hours studying, was abruptly canceled today because one of the questions could be triggering after the recent Buffalo shooting. And these are the people who want to take over the curriculum in yeshivas smh!

I think we should be able to get out of any regent with questions about WW2.

And cancel the math regent too - do you know how triggering it will be to ask how many books Bob will have if he buys 5 in one store and 8 in a different store, when so many kids can't afford to buy any books!

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Re: OMG - NY cancels next week's regent b/c of triggering question
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2022, 11:50:30 PM »
I don't think this is a mistake. You can't give triggering questions to students in Buffalo, and standards have to be consistent.  Interestingly, for some, this makes 2 and a half years of regents cancelled.
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Re: OMG - NY cancels next week's regent b/c of triggering question
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2022, 08:08:40 AM »
What kind of questions do they have that could be triggering?  This is a History Regent, not current events!

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Re: OMG - NY cancels next week's regent b/c of triggering question
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2022, 12:10:18 AM »
It is so very obvious that even the idea to cancel the regent was bc of covid. Covid canceled regents. Whether it was a good idea is debatable. But once the option was made available it now becomes an actual option for future cancellations. The precedent has changed. It’s ridiculous.
I’m so sure if covid never happened this wouldn’t either (they’d have the teachers go and black out the offensive question or whatever )
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Re: OMG - NY cancels next week's regent b/c of triggering question
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2022, 05:35:59 PM »
What's the point of a Regent's exam and a high-school diploma?

My daughter goes to a school that doesn't give high-school diplomas (and teaches very little general studies). She needed a GED so she can apply for Massa, so she went for the GED exam and passed. Done. (2nd daughter to do it).

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Re: OMG - NY cancels next week's regent b/c of triggering question
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2022, 06:25:24 PM »
It is so very obvious that even the idea to cancel the regent was bc of covid. Covid canceled regents. Whether it was a good idea is debatable. But once the option was made available it now becomes an actual option for future cancellations. The precedent has changed. It’s ridiculous.
I’m so sure if covid never happened this wouldn’t either (they’d have the teachers go and black out the offensive question or whatever )
Covid was not the first time regents we're ever cancelled.

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Re: OMG - NY cancels next week's regent b/c of triggering question
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2022, 07:10:29 PM »
What's the point of a Regent's exam and a high-school diploma?

My daughter goes to a school that doesn't give high-school diplomas (and teaches very little general studies). She needed a GED so she can apply for Massa, so she went for the GED exam and passed. Done. (2nd daughter to do it).

Mos(t)er is just a rabble rouser and trouble maker. אל תגעו במשיחי, he's playing with fire!

Yup, GEDs are a joke, I got the practice book, skipped to the practice exam in the back, saw I was fine and didn't bother reviewing the stuff in the book.

Ironically I passed with critical thinking skills and whatever general knowledge I had at the time. I doubt a public school education in NYC would have given me either of those.

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Re: OMG - NY cancels next week's regent b/c of triggering question
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2022, 08:01:03 PM »
Yup, GEDs are a joke, I got the practice book, skipped to the practice exam in the back, saw I was fine and didn't bother reviewing the stuff in the book.

Ironically I passed with critical thinking skills and whatever general knowledge I had at the time. I doubt a public school education in NYC would have given me either of those.

Exactly. It is a crime to waste time on secular studies.


In my family many have the מנהג of not even opening the study or practice material.
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Re: OMG - NY cancels next week's regent b/c of triggering question
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2022, 08:14:26 PM »
Yup, GEDs are a joke, I got the practice book, skipped to the practice exam in the back, saw I was fine and didn't bother reviewing the stuff in the book.

Ironically I passed with critical thinking skills and whatever general knowledge I had at the time. I doubt a public school education in NYC would have given me either of those.
I heard they got harder 🤷.

Where did you take it?

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Re: OMG - NY cancels next week's regent b/c of triggering question
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2022, 08:27:36 PM »
I heard they got harder 🤷.

Where did you take it?

Two of my daughters took it recently. AFAIK neither of them studied for it. One managed to fail, the daughter that passed said the only way that could have happened is because she didn't read the questions (the one that failed finished faster).
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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Re: OMG - NY cancels next week's regent b/c of triggering question
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2022, 08:35:18 PM »
Two of my daughters took it recently. AFAIK neither of them studied for it. One managed to fail, the daughter that passed said the only way that could have happened is because she didn't read the questions (the one that failed finished faster).
I was looking into it a while back but it was confusing.

Where can I sign up to take it?

Do I need to do any prerequisites?

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Re: OMG - NY cancels next week's regent b/c of triggering question
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2022, 08:37:35 PM »
I was looking into it a while back but it was confusing.

Where can I sign up to take it?

Do I need to do any prerequisites?

No prerequisites. One daughter isn't 18 yet and needed a special waiver to be eligible to take it.

Just search online. My daughters took it at Fulton street.
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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2022, 08:39:54 PM »
Two of my daughters took it recently. AFAIK neither of them studied for it. One managed to fail, the daughter that passed said the only way that could have happened is because she didn't read the questions (the one that failed finished faster).

I wasn't joking when I chose those words. I think it is quite hard to fail the GED.
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Re: OMG - NY cancels next week's regent b/c of triggering question
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2022, 03:55:54 PM »
do we know what the question was?

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Re: OMG - NY cancels next week's regent b/c of triggering question
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2022, 05:14:20 PM »
NYC wasting our tax money, like always.

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Re: OMG - NY cancels next week's regent b/c of triggering question
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2022, 05:39:16 PM »
NYC wasting our tax money, like always.
What does this have to do with NYC?

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Re: OMG - NY cancels next week's regent b/c of triggering question
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2022, 07:13:19 PM »
No prerequisites. One daughter isn't 18 yet and needed a special waiver to be eligible to take it.

Just search online. My daughters took it at Fulton street.
I had trouble figuring out how to set this up for my sons.
I'd appreciate if you give me a link or something.
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