What do you do when 22,000 high school seniors are failing their courses? You reclassify failure as success and let them graduate anyway!
The Hispanic-dominated Los Angeles Unified School District Board has decided it is better to let failing students graduate with D grades rather than deny them a diploma because of their poor grades in college prep classes.
The board unanimously agreed on Tuesday that students with a D grade in so-called A-G courses, which are required for entry to the University of California and California State University systems, could graduate and earn their diploma. The Daily News reported that 51 percent of incoming seniors are behind on the courses.
Although she voted for the change, board member Tamar Galatzan was worried about the board’s action, asserting, “I am worried we are setting students up for failure because this district hasn’t gotten its act together,” according to SCPR.
Give that lady an “A” for effort. And a “D” for effect.
Old and busted: Everybody gets a trophy.
New hotness: Everybody gets a diploma!
Tell me again how dumbing down standards helps kids get ahead in the world?