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Panicked parents hire tutors so that their kids pass the 3rd grade test
Due to Mike Bloomberg's "monday night massacre", the new 3rd grade retention policy was passed by the Panel on Educational Policy. Now wealthy parents are shelling out thousands of dollars to tutors for their 3rd graders, in order to make sure that they pass the tests coming up at the end of April. Mayor Bloomberg thinks this is a good sign that parents in New York City are taking his new policy seriously. Isn't there something wrong with this picture?