City Council members, advocates feel state English test was unfair

Some City Council members and activists spoke out Wednesday against the city's new mandate that all third-graders must pass standardized tests in English and math or they will be left back.

Thousands of students took the state standardized English exam Tuesday amid controversy. Activists and some City Council members are now saying that the test was especially unfair to minority students.

Meanwhile, students who prepped for the exam by using a previous test may have to retake the exam. That's because this year's test had questions from last year's exam.

The state standardized test in math will be given on Tuesday, April 27.

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