I read an article today about high school seniors who are trying to pass the WASL in order to graduate. While I believe a minimum standard is acceptable for students to reach, I also feel that the credits earned should be the standard. However, that is not really my comment for today.
I find it odd that people have no problem raising the bar for students, but often these same people do not tolerate a higher failure rate. It would only seem to reason that making graduation more difficult would result in more students not achieving the new standard, at least temporarily. Every change in a system necessitates time to adjust, but I don’t really see or hear many admissions to this effect.