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D.C.'s dumb kids may be required to apply to college

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Only about half of public high school seniors in Washington, D.C., actually graduate, according to the Washington Examiner. But a new proposal by the city's council will require all students, even the dumb ones, to apply for some kind of higher education.

D.C. students would be required to apply to college or trade school and take the SAT or ACT under the most sweeping education legislation passed by the D.C. Council since a 2007 law set the stage for former Chancellor Michelle Rhee's aggressive reforms.

There's nothing about being forced to actually go to a postsecondary institution if accepted. But students, many of whom will have no intentions of pursuing higher education, will still have to pay to take the standardized tests for it.

Councilman Kwame Brown called the proposal "historic." Then again, he's a product of D.C.'s public school system.

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