In his letter to the editor in this Sunday's Newsday, David Abrams writes:
The Board of Regents recognizes that our greatest challenge in New York State is in closing the achievement gap. Regents exams are a threshold level for high school graduation. Many children, even on Long Island, are struggling to pass five of these exams. For many, getting over the bar at 65 in math, science, English and global history and American history is a milestone accomplishment that equips them for higher education, a lifetime of employment and solid citizenship.I wonder what planet Abrams lives on if he thinks a 34% in math and a similar grade in the other subjects are equipping students for higher education and employment. Abrams is only justifying his salary and job and that of his bosses.