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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:43 PM
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Seattle schools may lower grade-point requirement for graduation, play sports

Seattle schools may lower grade-point requirement for graduation

The Seattle School Board will consider a staff recommendation to roll back the requirement of a C average for students play on sports teams and to graduate from high school.


Seattle Public Schools may do away with a nearly decade-old requirement that all students earn a C average to graduate, and an even-older policy that athletes maintain a C average to play on school teams.

If the School Board approves recommendations endorsed by Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson, as well as most district high-school principals and counselors, a D average will be good enough to earn a high-school diploma. Student athletes would need to pass five of six classes with D grades or better.

District officials understand there are concerns about relaxing standards at a time when everyone from President Obama on down is pushing for higher expectations for U.S. students.

And when surveyed by the district last year, a majority of Seattle parents and students preferred to keep the C-average requirement.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2009873...
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lysosome Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:53 PM
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1. That's what I want as a Seattle tax payer.
Subsidize some fucking moron jock. Great. Then the morons take all of the money out of collage for football too. Hey, know someone dying of cancer? Thank football for taking all the money from the science department.
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NotThisTime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:05 PM
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2. This would apply to ALL students including athletes.Our athletes have a GPA of 91 overall 78 is a C-
And our school is intensely competitive and intensely academic....

Most schools around the Country require a 60 to graduate, a C- where we live starts at a 78. Wouldn't be too quick to judge the moron athletes...
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