LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — One hundred percent high school graduation rate – it’s the new, ambitious goal unveiled by Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Michelle King.

King announced the lofty goal at her yearly “State of the District” address to nearly 1,500 administrators and staff members.

LAUSD’s graduation rate climbed to 77 percent for the class of 2017, the fifth year in a row that it has gone up.

As part of the new goal, King said the district will focus on preschool programs and enhancing early childhood education, in the hopes it will pay off when those kids reach high school.

The first day of school for LAUSD is Tuesday.

Comments (3)
  1. This probably isn’t what Trump means when he calls it fake news, but it should be. Why doesn’t any reporter ask how do you get 100% graduation with:
    1. 52% chronic truancy rate. Hard to graduate, even if you’re not in school;
    2. social promotion that moves student to next grade whether or not they have mastered prior grade-level standards.
    3. As high as 70% remediation rates at community colleges, which tends to show high school diplomas already aren’t worth the paper they are written on.
    4. Intimidating teachers to pass students or they will be targeted and removed. If a student with a 3rd grade reading ability fails my 12th grade Government class it’s my fault?
    5. Over 90% de facto segregated schools at LAUSD, where there isn’t even an attempt to teacher Socratic method and how critical thinking is engaged in.

    This system of privatization of public education for profit of vendors puts their profits ahead of students, since LAUSD literally has no expectation that minority children can learn- which becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.


  2. Yeah, give everybody a trophy for attending. What could be wrong with that?

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