Whether or high school graduates go on to college or enter the highly competitive global workforce, they deserve the assurance that a diploma is a ticket to success.”
What is success? Is a high school diploma a ticket to it? Is such a diploma even necessary for success, much less a guarantee of it?
Certainly no one outside of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Education imagines that a bachelor’s diploma is a ticket to success; so how can a high school diploma be one?
By what kind of hocus-pocus does raising standards bring about success in the world?
To examine these issues further, see Illogic and Dissimulation in School Reform