In Entire City of Camden, Only 3 Students Pass SAT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -

Camden’s new school superintendent says it was a “kick-in-the-stomach moment” when he learned that only three high school students who took the SAT this year scored as college-ready. Paymon Rouhanifard on Tuesday said he was waiving the $75 background check fee for parents who want to volunteer in the schools. In June, the state assumed control of the schools in the poverty-stricken city of 80,000, which regularly comes up as the most unsafe city in the nation.