You’d think that earning a diploma from a high school that has only a 58% graduation rate* would be reason enough to celebrate, but apparently “the man” at Carson High thinks differently.
Paul Clinton at the Daily Breeze reports that 170 of its 665 eligible seniors won’t be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies on Thursday because they were excessively tardy over the school year.
The Los Angeles Unified school has declared 170 of its 665 seniors ineligible because they were absent more than 60 hours of instructional time during the school year or tardy at least 15 times.
Narbonne High School in Harbor City, which has an even lower graduation rate of 42.6%, is keeping 250 of its 690 diploma worthy seniors from ceremonies.
Hey, teachers! Leave those kids alone.
*source: LA Times: LAUSD Graduation Tracker.