Putting It to the Test

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Public school students take their math exams today. Merryl Tisch, chancellor of the New York Board of Regents, weighs in on efforts to boost high school graduation rates and role of standardized testing. Plus: perceptions of the U.S.-China relationship; an investigation of President George W. Bush’s National Guard service; cultural critic Mark Dery on American pop culture; and why insurance companies are changing the way they reimburse patients.