NYSED Mixed Messages on the CDOS

From Workingmommyblog re: CDOS concerns…

One Mom's Journey Through Education Reform

“Students with special needs are also eligible for a Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential, which recognizes his or her preparation and skills for post-school employment.

Students exiting high school with the CDOS credential would be considered “high school completers,” and would not be included in graduation or drop-out counts, said Jonathan Burman, an Education Department spokesman. This option began with the 2013-14 school year.”

The above is a direct quote from NYSED posted in this article in lohud.com this past May.

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/education/2015/05/10/phasing-diploma-option/27086389/

This is a pretty clear cut example of “spin” out of NYSED because we no longer get straight answers from that department.

If you are not a high school graduate, and you are no longer in high school, and do not have a diploma, then what are you? How do you answer that question on an on-line job application?

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And more spin from NYSED:

“Students who…

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