On the other hand, I don't think it is right to place an injunction on the exam because these 12th-graders are not going to be children forever. They are going to have a rude awaking when they enter the workforce and find out that in corporate America you must work and show good results. In corporate America the report card is the yearly review. The results of the review determine if we receive a pay raise and how much that pay raise will be.
I don't have children but I read so many articles about the alarming rate at which these kids are dropping out of school. What is going to happen to these future workers? Are they going to be able to compete in the workforce? If they drop out of high school, who will encourage them to go to a trade school, community college, or university?
I think that results of the exit exam show that changes need to be made in the school system. Of course, not all people want to go to college, perhaps counselors can direct students to other options?
I hope something can be done to reach these young people.
Letter filled with wild anti-liberal assertions
In his recent letter ("Massaoui verdict symbolizes weakness," May 11), Bob Tanabe expresses dismay that Zacarias Moussaoui didn't receive the death penalty. Since Tanabe acknowledges an "enemy who lives to die," I wonder how he thinks that death sentences are any kind of deterrent?
He imagines that Moussaoui will be provided with "television ? and many other luxuries not available back home." Tanabe would learn that just isn't the case if he checked some facts before making such statements.