Saturday, January 26, 2008

Arkansaw Skool Bord Lowars the Bar

Fayetteville, Ark. -- Students no longer have to get good grades to graduate in Fayetteville.

The Fayetteville school board decided to lower requirements for seniors. Officials said the move was made because too many students were dropping out of Fayetteville High School.
Until now, students had to achieve a minimum grade-point average of 2.0, which equates to a C average, in order to get a diploma.

Kristen Scanlon, director of federal programs, said Fayetteville is the only high school in Arkansas to require seniors to have a 2.0 grade-point in order to graduate. A 2.0 is the equivalent of a C average.

Several board members questioned if the removal of the graduation grade-point average would prompt a flood of students to return to high school long after they had left. "Are we opening Pandora's box for students from years ago to come back?" one school board member pondered.

Back down to 50th place for Arkansas kids, Ah rekkon.

Fayetteville, it should be noted, is a very Democratic city, run by one of the most liberal city-councils this side of San Francisco. Lowering the graduation requirements in the high school means more voter support!

Insert your own Hillary, Bill Clinton, or Mike Huckabee joke here.
Or, just shake your head.

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