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Resource ID: #21168
Subject: Education
Source: WWL-TV (New Orleans)
Date: Nov. 10 and Dec. 16



"How did a high school valedictorian fail to graduate? This story uncovers a disturbing trend that allows some New Orleans public school students to continue passing without progress (making what they think are 'good' grades but failing a graduate exit exam, which keeps them from graduating). Of the 4,120 high school seniors in 2002, more than 1,150 of them never graduated."

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