Opinion: Bar should be raised for receiving a diploma in Maryland

09/29/2009 | Washington Post, The

A high-school diploma should mean more in Maryland, according to a Washington Post editorial that suggests increasing the rigor of graduation exams and limiting the number of students able to graduate via a waiver or special project. Officials recently announced that only 11 of 60,000 high-school seniors were prevented from graduating this year based solely on state exams -- leading some to say the bar should be raised.

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