"Hare and the Pineapple" passage, which was part of the NY 8th grade ELA exam in 2012. This passage was exposed first on this blog the day after the exam was given and quickly went viral.
But the real scandal is that before that, this absurd passage and its associated ridiculous questions had been used by Pearson in their standardized exams in Florida, Illinois, Delaware, New Mexico, Arkansas, Alabama and other states for at least seven years before the New York media picked up on the story. Every time, students had been confused, teachers and parents complained, and yet Pearson kept recycling the questions, over and over again.
Below is the video from last night's how; to the right is a screenshot of our blog.