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At least that’s the answer in Maryland’s most affluent county, Montgomery, where 3 out of 4 high schoolers just failed the Algebra I final exam. That fail rate is actually down from last year, when 83 percent failed. (That time officials just spotted everyone a solid 15 points to get a few more of the students over the finish line.) The county’s action plan is: abandon holding final exams.

 Posted by at 7:19 am on July 23, 2015