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Carry the 3

Embarrassed officials at the Vermont Department of Education have announced that the state’s list of ten “persistently lowest achieving schools” was incorrect. An amended list omits two schools, and two other schools were put in their place. The problem? “This was human error, nothing more,” said Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca, blaming the “complicated calculations to identify these schools.” (RC/Burlington Free Press) ...OK, so now let’s see if we can identify the schools the math-challenged staffers went to.
Original Publication Date: 21 March 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 16.
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