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Gov. Bobby Jindal
Gov. Bobby Jindal
Louisiana Governor

Now more than ever, we need to put students first

3:44 PM 11/29/2012

With a solid transcript chock full of A’s and B’s, a New Orleans area high school student was not only set for graduation in 2003, but prepared to be honored as the school’s valedictorian. But there was a problem. Despite five attempts at the Graduate Exit Exam, she hadn’t passed. The same student scored an 11 on the ACT, putting her in the bottom one percent of all test takers.