Laquanya Agnew and Victoria Duncan share a desk, a love of reading, and a passion for learning. But because of a loophole in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), one second-grader's score in Tennessee counts more than the other's.

That is because Laquanya is black, and Victoria is white.

An Associated Press (AP) computer analysis has found Laquanya is among nearly 2 million children whose scores aren't counted when it comes to meeting the law's requirement that schools track how students of different races perform on standardized tests.


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