It’s that time of the year again – high school students who failed California’s Exit Exam are out on the streets picketing, carrying signs like: “The exit exam is a scam“.
“It’s not fair,” senior Priti Nahar said of the ban Wednesday. “They get the credit. They went four years in high school. They worked hard, and they should walk the stage.”
“The school board is stealing this celebration and not acknowledging the work students have done.”
“Worked hard”? Apparently not hard enough. The diploma should award achievement, not “hanging there”.
There is a competitive world out there, at the end of High School it’s about high time (pun intended) to learn that achievement is what gets rewarded, not sitting through all these years.
Update: Here’s a teenager who knows a thing or two about achievement.