(Editor: www.thereportcard.org Educational standards in California have fallen to a new low. Senate Bill 172 says: “High school seniors will receive their diploma whether or not they pass or even take an exit exam; the law also applies retroactively to students who have graduated since 2004.” Exactly who benefits from the new law? Teacher’s unions and the educational bureaucracy benefit because now they have absolutely no responsibility for their student’s education. Talk about an unaccountable bureaucracy. According to the California Department of Education The 2014–15 state budget includes more than $45 billion in General Fund resources for kindergarten through grade twelve (K–12) education and child development. Overall spending for California public schools is about $76.6 billion when federal funds and other funding sources are added. $76 Billion in taxpayer funds so kids can graduate without learning anything. How do the students and taxpayers benefit? They don’t).
By Michele Hickford Breitbart
California is often seen as a cultural bellwether in America – after all, it’s the epicenter of the entertainment and technology industries, and is currently led by a “Governor Moonbeam.”
As the late Chicago columnist Mike Royko said as far back as 1979, “If it babbles and its eyeballs are glazed, it probably comes from California.”
Apparently, not much has changed. California has passed a number of laws to take effect January 1st, and while some of them are disconcerting to say the least, there is one in particular that is downright jaw-dropping.
As Breitbart reports, high school students will no longer have to actually pass high school to receive a diploma. This takes the participation trophy concept to a new disgusting low.
SB 172 says: High school seniors will receive their diploma whether or not they pass or even take an exit exam; the law also applies retroactively to students who have graduated since 2004.”
“Fluid gender?” I suppose that’s separate to the “gender fluids” discussed in the sex education course. Sorry. Couldn’t help myself.
I am trying to find the humor in all of this because it’s all so terribly sad.