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NJ Scraps Biology Test Requirement, For Now

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey education officials have decided not to require high school students to pass a biology test to graduate — at least not yet.

The requirement was supposed to kick in for the class of 2014, or current freshmen.

But when almost half the students who took the test last year failed, it raised concerns, according to The Record of Bergen County.

Acting Education Commissioner Rochelle Hendricks told the state’s public school districts earlier this month that passing the test won’t be mandatory just yet.

Students will still take the exam when they finish their biology courses.

State officials say it will be required again after the test is revised.

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NJ scraps biology test requirement — for now
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey education officials have decided not to require high school students to pass a biology test to graduate — at least not yet.
The requirement was supposed to kick in for the class of 2014, or current freshmen.
But when almost half the students who took the test last year failed, it raised concerns, according to The Record of Bergen County.
Acting Education Commissioner Rochelle Hendricks told the state’s public school districts earlier this month that passing the test won’t be mandatory just yet.
Students will still take the exam when they finish their biology courses.
State officials say it will be required again after the test is revised.
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  1. Fred says:

    Third world nation.

  2. Michael H. says:

    Watch “Idiocracy”, a film by Mike Judge and prepare for your future. The dumbing down of America is at hand.

  3. AmericanProject says:

    Religion is mythology and superstition and this country is in big trouble. Fascism is coming, all freethinkers get ready to defend yourselves against the christofascist liars who rewrite history to favor rich white old fart males. Americans are so ignorant and uneducated about history that they will deserve what they get.

  4. CantGetaName says:

    Very Interesting. What next they don’t have to pass Math. No wait they need that for when they go into business as drug dealers or gang leaders. I image it’s a requirement now a days for that up and coming industry. Maybe the curriculum should include advanced knowledge of hand gun usage.

  5. Jerry Leigh says:

    A Republican becomes governor and a science requirement is dropped. This is news?

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