Well, the news finally broke in the main stream media this week. States are lowering standards to avoid sanctions under NCLB. I wrote about it in January after David Hamilton (History Prof @ UK) tipped me off that Paul Tough (editor of New York Magazine) wrote about it in November. That doesn't exactly make me smart, does it?
That's doubly true since the definitive story has now been told by no less than Stephen Colbert in this (2:51) segment from the Colbert Report, titled "EASY A."