Wash. gov.: Stress '3 Rs' for graduation

Feb. 17, 2003 at 5:20 PM

OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Gov. Gary Locke Monday called for public school graduation requirements to focus on the traditional "three Rs," -- reading, writing and arithmetic. Locke said Washington's Certificate of Mastery graduation requirement should stress the basics for a few years before adding science and social studies components.

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