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Re the March 24 article Solutions for graduation ‘bottleneck’: I’m upset to learn that state lawmakers are considering a proposal that would let students choose from three different ways to get a high school diploma. This legislation is the wrong way to go about increasing the rate of high school graduates.

This proposal is just another way for the state to get around another problem and boost their stats rather than finding real solutions.

Florida needs to focus more on a lesson plan to teach these kids in the way that older generations were taught instead of prepping them for a test all year. The FCAT dumbed down the kids, and they graduated from high school lacking the basic skills required to function in society.

This new proposal will make students lazier, unprepared for college and not want to strive for excellence. It will let them settle for a less challenging way to get a diploma.

Karen Thomas-McKenzie,


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