Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill that backers say will offer special education students a vital new route to a high school diploma.
“It is a good thing that we are providing this pathway, and it is not a worthless or a symbolic diploma,” said state Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge, one of the chief sponsors of the legislation.
The key change would allow a special education student’s advisory team to hammer out an alternative way to graduation, regardless of how the student fares on standardized tests.
But two national groups have issued a report that denounces the measure.