It has been forever since kids were required to learn anything important to obtain a high-school diploma in New York City — but who knew that they didn’t even need to go to class?
But as this newspaper’s tireless Susan Edelman reported over the weekend, NYC Department of Education rules hold that kids can’t be barred from graduating “for lack of seat time.”
In case you are wondering, “lack of seat time” is a euphemism for “never comes to class,” plain language rarely being spoken at the DOE.
Edelman reports that, according to the rules, students must “meet class standards” to earn graduation credits, never mind that “standards” in city schools are notoriously undemanding. And when an actual classroom presence is not among them, you