Falling Short on Graduation Rates

The LAUSD has set a goal of a 100% graduation rate. The students, parents and community should expect nothing less. Unfortunately, the results fall far short. In the 2013 - 14 school year, only 67% of students in the district graduated in four years and only 41% of students are “graduating and passing all A-G courses.” The fact that a Board Member would ask for re-election based on those “record numbers” is appalling.

This is another issue that calls out for new blood on the LAUSD Board of Education. As a member of the Board I will:

There is one move that the LAUSD Board has made that should improve graduation rates next year. Beginning with the Class of 2016, the district will begin “reestablishing the minimum number of credits to graduate from 230 to 210.” Why change policy when you can just lower the bar?