Ten percent of H.S. seniors have not passed exit exam
Thursday, June 1, 2006
O'Connell: The factors that would be contributing to the ten percent are probably students that recently arrived here and are just learning the English language. Some students just haven't been motivated for various reasons, some of which are societal. Some might have to work outside the school hours and have not had the time to focus on preparation.
Nearly two-thirds of those who have yet to pass are Hispanic. And O'Connell says black students and those from poor families are also falling behind their white peers.
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