California’s exit exam could be suspended, if Democrats in the Legislature have their way. The proposal is in a budget-balancing bill.
When the state is making cuts that could lead to a shorter school year, fewer teachers and larger class sizes, it doesn’t seem realistic to expect the same results as before the cuts,” said Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, D-Baldwin Vista (Los Angeles County), in a statement.
Dropping the exit exam doesn’t save much money, reports the Sacramento Bee.
In other words: Instead of giving extra help to students with poor reading and math skills, let’s just give them worthless diplomas.
Gov. Schwarzenegger says he’ll veto the provision.