A group of students in Michigan were challenged by members of the state House Education committee to study high school graduation requirements and offer some recommendations.
They decided that one-size-fits-all doesn’t work and suggested different paths for different kids.
A career preparatory pathway, designed for students who plan to enter the workforce directly after graduation.
A higher education preparatory pathway, for students going to college.
A fine arts education preparatory pathway, for students hoping to attend a fine arts institution following high school graduation.
A special needs pathway, for students with disabilities, would have school staff and parents making decisions on coursework, instead of requiring them to follow the new rules.
The kids themselves understand much better than many politicians that they are not all the same and don’t have the same educational needs.
In this case, those students did a great job on their homework.