EDITOR’S COMMENT: It seems like almost every day brings another example of the political correctness in our society gone wild. It now seems like California will just give out high school diplomas for simply participating in the classes. This is a classic example of the liberal progressive agenda, where the schools keep the students uninformed and dumb, keep them on government welfare programs, and knowing that if they are most likely to vote, if they vote at all, for those will continue or increase their government entitlements. This is an abdication of responsibility on the part of the school boards and the Democratic political leaders. Frankly, I would not be surprised, if President Obama’s Secretary of Education notices this, likes the concept, and suggests extending this policy to cover the entire country.
By Blake Neff
The state of California is poised to award thousands of high school degrees to dropouts by passing a new law retroactively removing the requirement to pass a high school exit exam.
The California High School Exit Exam (CASHEE) was created in 2004, and is intended to make sure that students have a rudimentary grasp of English and mathematics before being awarded a high school diploma, and to counter the phenomenon of students receiving passing grades while learning almost nothing.
The test is hardly complex. The math test, for instance, only covers 8th grade-level material and can be passed if students answer 55 percent of questions correctly. About 80 percent of California high schoolers take and pass it on their first try while in the 10th grade, and overall passage rates for the class of 2014 were above 97 percent.
But now, a bill passed Thursday by the California legislature, which Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign, suspends the exam through 2018, while also retroactively suspending it back to 2004. That means thousands of students who failed to ever pass the exam but otherwise completed all other requirements will now be able to receive diplomas. (my emphasis)
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