Just a week before graduation, Sinclaire Coffer, an autistic student, found out he is not going to be allowed to graduate.
Coffer has good grades -- mostly A's and B's -- but he hasn't been able to pass the math exam that is required for all Georgia students in order to graduate high school. The state allows students with disabilities to apply for a waiver that allows a student to graduate regardless of exams, but Coffer was denied. The family has not been told why, but most special needs students have been denied waivers.
Coffer wants to learn how to make movies and go to film school, but he cannot follow his dreams if he isn't even allowed to receive his hard-earned diploma.
Please tell the Georgia State Board of Education to allow Coffer to graduate and to change the policy so that special needs students have better access to these waivers. This is an injustice and it needs to be changed!
Sinclaire Coffer is an autistic student in Georgia who has good grades but isn't being allowed to graduate because of a math exam he hasn't been able to pass. He was denied a waiver sometimes obtained by special needs students to graduate but the reason why has not been revealed.
Please allow Sinclaire Coffer to graduate and change the policy to make it easier for students with disabilities -- who are usually denied -- to obtain these waivers. This is not right!