The New York Times posted an article discussing the lowered test standards for exit exams that high school students take to receive a diploma. With education being such an important necessity for a successful future, it's a shame that high test standards are not being reinforced. It's also an insult to the numerous students who are surely capable of passing an exit exam that is far more challenging.
Making the exit exams less complicated will not benefit the students in any way, and they certainly won't prove that the students are prepared for graduating high school and succeeding in the future. Not to mention a huge amount of money is being wasted to develop these new exit exams with lowered test standards.
Instead of dumbing-down the test standards, students simply need to work harder to prove themselves and the lawmakers in the states need to realize the value and importance of a high school diploma.