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New regulations prompt complaints from NY home-schooled students

ALBANY, N.Y. — State education officials say they are trying to provide more ways for home-schooled students to prove their worthiness for college, but advocates for the estimated 25,000 youths being educated at home in New York argue that proposed new regulations fail to correct injustices and may make them worse.

At issue is the state’s decision last year to begin enforcing rules that students have to have a high school diploma or its equivalent to get into public colleges. For home-schooled students already matriculating at SUNY, CUNY or at community colleges, the diploma requirement must be met for them to remain on track to get degrees. Read more…

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