In Fort Worth, 613 seniors did not pass the TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) exam. Consequently, they won't be graduating. About a dozen students decided to protest the fact that non-graduating seniors will not be allowed to walk in the graduation ceremony. I don't know what to say to this except what...
Ok, so the story itself isn't that interesting, but there are two things here that you will get a kick out of. First, this quote from the story:
Crystal Martinez complained that while she finished at the top of her class with a 3.5 grade point average, she is now blocked from graduation by failing the TAKS test.
3.5 is the "top of her class"? And how do you get a 3.5 GPA and fail a basic skills test?
And here is the capper. A photo from the protest. Read carefully what is written on the sign.