Tenn Student's Latest Education Victory Is Personal
Ohanian Comment: Latricia Wilson contacted me a couple of years ago, telling a tale of being cheated of a regular high school diploma and discovering that the special diploma she received in 2002 as a student with learning difficulties was useless. This is a young woman who does not give up. Read her story here. She challenged Tennessee's Gateway test in federal court. Her complaint charged that the state has created a permanent socio-economic underclass and damaged students, with cognitive disabilities, by not providing an alternative assessment.
Wilson ultimately won her battle against Tennessee's Gateway exam. The Tennessee State Board of Education voted to eliminate the test during the 2009-2010 school year and replace it with much-needed science and math courses.
To read more about her story, read it in her own words.
On behalf of the entire WireTap crew, congratulations Latricia! We're proud and inspired!
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