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Lower standards, higher graduation rates - who knew?

To the editor: The standards for high school graduation have been steadily lowered in districts nationwide in a desperate effort to improve graduation rates, especially in lower income minority communities. (“L.A. Unified projects a record 75% graduation rate for Class of 2016,” Aug. 9) Only fools...
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