The State Board of Education today approved tougher graduation requirements for all freshmen entering High School in the 2009-2010 school year.
The question I have now is: If we have approximately 1/3rd of our students not completing High School in 4 years currently, how does making it harder to finish effect the graduation rate?
Seems to me if you make something harder to complete, less people will be able to do it without better training and better preparation at earlier grades. The problem with graduation rates will not be fixed in High Schools though, it needs to be addressed earlier, before kids get to high school and make the decision to drop out.
Just one more example of the shortsightedness of the educational establishment bureaucracy and one more argument for fundamental reform of the government-run educational system.