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New York State Exposed Education: State testing for graduation requirements

03.05.2015 | WHEC Rochester | A report from Advocates for Children of New York recommends dropping two of the regents exams and only testing students in English, math and science. We interviewed one of the authors who also thinks some kids should be assessed for their classroom work instead of taking more standardized tests. The advocate group estimates about 50,000 students don't graduate on-time each year in New York. That translates to $3.5 billion for a lifetime of public assistance. So should requirements be changed so that more kids can get a diploma?  Read article