30 May, 2002

Florida

As if Palm Beach County, Florida hasn't embarrased itself enough (butterfly ballots, anyone?), they've decided to introduce a standardized final exam for their high school History classes. The kicker? You only need 23 out of 100 to pass it.

Now, I can understand wanting to give a little leeway to the students, since this will be the first time a standardized test has been used. But damn, a fucking 23? These kids should actually be learning the material so that they can take any damn test you put in front of them. I'm no statistician, but I'm guessing the odds are pretty good that you can pick C for every answer and still pass.

Remember, folks: Stupid children become stupid adults.

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