State House Passes Bill To Allows Opt Out of Keystone Exams

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HARRISBURG, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) The Pennsylvania State House has passed a bill that would allow parents to opt their children out of the Keystone Exams, the standardized tests given to high school students.

     Under the bill school boards could adopt a policy to excuse students from the tests *if* a parent or guardian submits a written objection.

     The Keystone Exams are a requirement for high school graduation.

     Under current law, parents may opt out for religious reasons.

     This bill would let parents opt out for any philosophical reason.

     It now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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