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Old April 27th, 2001, 12:59 PM   #2
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WASL Protest

The WASL is a test in Washington state. In the math section there is a question where children are asked to figure the distance between 4 towns. Maryi, Cay, Lee, and Turno. MaryKay Letourneau was the teacher thrown in prison for molesting a 13 year old boy..repeatedly. The education department is calling the question a prank by a test writer but parents are saying the entire test be thrown out. Many are telling their children not to take any part of the test, or to purposefully fail.

I would be very offended if the education department allowed a "joke" revolving around sexual predators to make its way into the classroom. In my opinion, all of the pages containing that question should have been removed from the test booklets. At this time educators are asking the kids to ignore the question. What do you think should be done?

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