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Cant pass the mandated graduation test? Here is a diploma anyway.

In a move that perfectly illustrates the absurdity of knee-jerk legislation, California Bill SB172 will grant an estimated 40,000 diplomas to students who failed the California High School Exit Exam since 2006 if signed by the Governor.   

 According to this article, 249,000 students have failed the test since it was implemented in 2006, although only an approximate 40,000 met all other requirements to graduate.  The state has also dropped the test for the next three years as it works to redesign the test to align with Common Core. Thousands of non-graduates in their mid 20s gave a collective, “Who Cares?” in response.

Now if they had simply said, ‘this test is stupid, let get rid of it and never have another thought to making a student who has been in school for 13 years take a pass/fail test in order to get his diploma on top of all the other requirements.” then I would be happy.  But nope, they are just suspending the current, “outdated” test in order to write up a new one.

“We cannot in good conscious continue a graduation requirement that no one can meet,” said bill author Carol Liu, D-La Canada Flintridge. “SB172 does not permanently eliminate the Exit Exam … it simply suspends the requirement to pass the Exit Exam while the issues are being studied.”

Im sure the Testing Conglomerates are happy to see that the tests will return.

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