Thank you, Mom and Dad, for popping me out in 1977 so I could take art and law my senior year, get class ranked, take the SATs, go to college, graduate college, go to grad school, and become a productive member of society. Thank you for having me when there was still money for electives in high school and the SATs were the big exam. Thank you for bringing me into the World when a 12th grade semi-diverse education- not a 10th grade one measured by four MCAS exams- was the goal of high school. For all of this, I am forever in your debt. I love you SO MUCH!!!
3,000 denied diplomas because of MCAS – The Boston Globe. <– Boston Globe article for anyone with a tough stomach.