In order to increase graduation rates, the Seattle School District is considering LOWERING graduation requirements so that you can graduate from high school with a "D" average, instead of requiring a "C" as they currently do.
What's more laughable is that the woman heading the committee that came up with the recommendation (despite overwhelming disapproval from parents) said that they aren't watering down standards but are in fact, "increasing rigor" (whatever that means).
And as an extra bonus, atheletes would no longer have to maintain a C average to compete in sports.
I'm pretty sure this wasn't what Obama had in mind! And in a humorous twist, opponents of the measure are calling it the "D for Diploma" initiative. Ha!
And then in Today's Seattle Times, this totally Onion-esque headline:
From the article:
"Authorities have put out a statewide alert for a mentally ill killer who escaped during a hospital field trip to a county fair, leading to fears that he'll become more unstable and potentially dangerous the longer he is on the loose with no medication. "
Yup - two shining examples of my tax dollars at work!