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Student Lissy Alonzo looks to Holly Boffy, then president of Louisiana’s school board, while trying to deliver a statement during a press conference on Dec. 4, 2023 at the Claiborne Building in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Michael Johnson
The Advocate
Louisiana is the only state where students have to pass exams to graduate high school. If they fail, there’s no way to appeal. The kids most likely to miss out are recent immigrants.
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