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Don't water down high school graduation standards

Don't water down high school graduation standards

As a citizen keenly interested in our educational system, I feel compelled to respond to the Maryland State Board of Education’s decision to reduce the passing score needed by graduating students because too many of them are currently failing them (“Maryland revises high school graduation requirement, delaying higher standards,” Oct. 27).

While I recognize the issue is complicated, my concern is that by watering down high school graduation standards, we are failing to hold our educational system accountable. In other words, the fact that the majority...

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