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Boston Teenager Sees Hatred in MCAS

. . .Standing before the audience, Janet Ortiz, a senior at Boston Community Leadership Academy, said she failed the MCAS exam three times. Ortiz pledged to continue trying but expressed frustration with the graduation requirement, which is new this year.

"People might want to become artists, social workers, lawyers, journalists ... or other professions that don't require expert math skills," she said. "Then, to top it off, they announced that they would not give financial aid to students who failed the MCAS. And that they want to raise the passing score of the test and add a test in history and science as graduation requirements. That's hate."

— Megan Tench
staff writer
Boston Globe
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