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Should CA do away with the high school exit exam?




A graduate wears his mortarboard with Free at Last written on it as Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the commencement ceremony for Cypress Bay High School graduates at Marlins Park on June 4, 2012 in Miami, Florida.
A graduate wears his mortarboard with Free at Last written on it as Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the commencement ceremony for Cypress Bay High School graduates at Marlins Park on June 4, 2012 in Miami, Florida.
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A new bill introduced by Senator Carol Liu (D-Pasadena) would suspend the high school exit exam for three years, while an advisory panel determines whether it should be replaced or discontinued permanently.  

The fate of the high school exit exam has been up for debate in other states, as the new Common Core curriculum is implemented in school districts across the nation.

Should the exit exam be replaced with something else? What are the alternatives?

Guests:

Anne Hyslop, Senior Policy Analyst with Bellwether Education Partners, a national nonprofit organization that consults with education organizations. She authored a report in 2014 for the New America Foundation titled “The Case Against Exit Exams

Julian Betts, Adjunct Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California; Professor of Economics at UC San Diego. One of his research focuses is on K-12 education standards