L.A. Unified Retreats To “D” As Good Enough For Grads
LAUSD FAIL. Too big to succeed. What a sad state of affairs for Los Angeles families. This is why I can’t help but keep an open mind on alternatives for parents of less than wealthy means. I just can not dismiss ideas that have been abused elsewhere, or ill motivated elsewhere. We have had that conversation recently.
One thing we do need. Vouchers for tutors. Could credentialed teachers that are substitute teachers be paid by the system to tutor? Something, anything. This simply must be fixed. It’s contributing to unemployment and crime. Poverty. Economic stagnation for families.
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday retreated from new, more rigorous graduation standards out of concern that huge numbers of students would fail to earn diplomas.
The board previously had required students, starting in 2017, to receive a C or better in a set of college preparatory courses required for admission to four-year state universities. The goal was to ensure that all L.A. Unified students were eligible to apply for the University of California and Cal State systems.
On Tuesday, however, the board backed down from that policy. Now, students will be allowed to pass these courses — and graduate — with a D. But they will be ineligible for admission to UC or Cal State campuses with a D in any of these classes.