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HARRISBURG (Oct. 9, 2018) – Dolores McCracken, president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, commented today on the state House’s unanimous passage of Senate Bill 1095. This legislation, sponsored by state Sen. Tom McGarrigle, would provide all students with multiple options in addition to the Keystone Exams to fulfill high school graduation requirements.
“No single standardized test should overshadow a student’s academic record of accomplishments. Students should be able to draw on multiple academic achievements to demonstrate their readiness to graduate high school.
“We commend Sen. McGarrigle for rejecting a one-size-fits-all approach to something as important as a high school diploma. His bill will provide graduating students with multiple pathways to success.”
McCracken is a paraprofessional in the Council Rock School District. An affiliate of the National Education Association, PSEA represents approximately 181,000 future, active, and retired teachers and school employees, and health care workers in Pennsylvania.