SAUSD Trustees want to dumb our kids down even more

In yet another step backward for the children of Santa Ana, the “Santa Ana Unified trustees on Tuesday discussed a plan to lower high school graduation requirements as a way to boost the number of students who earn diplomas each year,” according to the O.C. Register.

This ridiculous plan will reduce the number of credits needed to graduate from Santa Ana high schools to 220, from 240.  The board decided in 2001 to increase the credits to their current level.  And now they want to go backwards.

“We are not having a conversation about lowering expectations for students,” said Superintendent Jane Russo.

This is just an attempt to increase graduation rates by dumbing our kids down further.  I hope that those of you who voted for Trustees Rob Richardson and Jose Hernandez, not to mention Roman Reyna, are happy now.

The only Trustee who is publicly opposed to this scheme is John Palacio, who coincidentally is the only decent Trustee on the SAUSD School Board.

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