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A Steeper, Better Road to Graduation
Winter 2001 | Education Next
On Saturday, Pennsylvania became the latest state to adopt high school exit exams, with the goal of ensuring students leave high school prepared for college and the workplace. As has been the case in many of the 26 other states that have implemented such exams, critics claim the requirements are so weak they will likely have little impact. In the Winter 2001 issue of Ed Next, John Bishop called for the adoption of European-style exit exams, which he said result in students learning more and high-school diplomas becoming more valuable.