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New Bedford Mayor Wants To Unlink MCAS, Graduation06:48

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It's graduation season, but about 3,000 students in Massachusetts will not be getting their diplomas because they failed the state's comprehensive achievement test, the MCAS.

A disproportionate number of those students are from low-income and minority families, and they attend schools in struggling cities such as New Bedford. The city's mayor, Scott Lang, thinks that only compounds the problems facing his city.


  • Scott Lang, New Bedford mayor

This program aired on June 15, 2010.

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