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State should not retreat on math, science

This editorial will appear in Friday’s print edition.

Randy Dorn’s timing is both politically astute and all wrong.

For days, the state schools superintendent was widely rumored to be preparing for battle over the state’s math and science graduation

Sure enough, on Thursday morning, Dorn’s office announced he would ask the Legislature to delay the math and science tests, and to allow students to pass math with lower scores.

Meanwhile, across the state Capitol campus at the state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, chief economist Arun Raha was sucking all the air out of the news cycle. Little can compete with an ugly revenue forecast that puts the state $2.6 billion in the hole.

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