Take some time to read an important article about LAUSD, the nation’s second largest school district, proposing to reduce graduation requirements so more students will graduate. It’s a complicated issue at best in a district that is struggling beyond some people’s comprehension.
According to Howard Blume who wrote the L.A. Times Article LAUSD considers lowering the bar for graduation,
Only 15% [of students in the class of 2011] were eligible for admission to the University of California and California State University systems. Even among graduating seniors, close to half failed to complete what’s called the “A through G” curriculum, the college-prep classes. If those students suddenly were unable to earn a diploma, the graduation rate would plummet, officials said.