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Why Did So Many People Flunk the Bar Exam This Year?

Why Did So Many People Flunk the Bar Exam This Year?
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The most recent bar exam test results are in, and they are ugly. In several states, people who took the bar in July were more likely to fail than those who took it last year, and scores on one portion of the test dropped to their lowest point in 10 years.

Are America’s law graduates really getting dumber? The people who put together the bar exam seem to think so.