- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey’s largest teachers union is urging state education officials not to require students pass PARCC tests to graduate.

The state Board of Education is considering a plan that would require students beginning with the class of 2021 pass the state exams in English and Algebra to graduate.

The Record reports (http://bit.ly/1Y9xuZb ) the New Jersey Education Association and the group Save Our Schools New Jersey gathered outside the state Department of Education in Trenton on Wednesday.

The groups say most students didn’t pass the exam last spring and advocated for a law suspending the requirement for three years.

The groups also oppose current graduation requirements that allowed students to either take the PARCC test to graduate, or another test, such as college entrance exams or the military entrance exam.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com

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