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'ABCD' examines the pressures put on public schools to perform well on standardized tests

Play inspired by real standardized-test cheating scandals

Cast of ABCD

The cast of "ABCD," top row, left to right, Pearl Shin, Torée Alexandre, Juri Henley-Cohn, Justin Ahdoot, Melvin Abston and Brandon St. Clair. Bottom row, left to right, Chavez Ravine and Maribel Martinez.

PITTSFIELD — In the spring of 2012, nearly 100 students at Stuyvesant High School, a prestigious public high school in New York’s Battery Park City, were implicated in a cheating scandal on standardized New York State Regents exams. To a degree, the scandal came as no surprise to students at the school who had been complaining for years about rampant cheating.


Jeffrey Borak is The Eagle's theater critic. 

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