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California Exit Exam on the Chopping Block

La Opinin, Posted: Jun 20, 2009

LOS ANGELES -- As state budget cuts hit California schools, legislators are considering eliminating the state's high school exit exam. According to a state legislative committee, it is unfair to require students to pass an exam when their educational funding is being cut. Exit exams have been controversial from the start, with the pass rates lower among Latino and African-American students. Even so, an editorial in La Opinin calls these exams an important measure of the knowledge learned by students. Editors argue that it is a mistake to eliminate exit exams as an act of fairness for students. To the contrary, they write, legislators should look for ways to mitigate the impact of education cuts rather than surrender to the idea that education will be worse. Societys commitment to educating young people should be unconditional, editors write, even if its funding is not.

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