Governor Brown actually did it – he signed the bill eliminating our state’s high school exit exam and made retroactive.
Anyone who did not receive a diploma because they didn’t pass the exam – from the time it began in 2006 – may now graduate if they pass other requirements. We’re talking about between 40,000 and 150,000 people, including thousands of English Language Learners.
You can read about the Governor’s signing at California poised to grant high school diplomas retroactively (from Ed Source) and Gov. Jerry Brown signs measure suspending high school exit exam (LA Times).
You can see many of my previous posts on what’s led up to this at The Best Posts & Articles About Why High School Exit Exams Might Not Be A Good Idea, including my last one, Bill Eliminating CA High School Exit Exam Passes Legislature – Will Result In HUGE Increase In ELL Student Motivation.