Many will say that a high school diploma simply isn’t worth what it was a half-century ago, or even a decade ago. That may be true, but in this day and age, shouldn’t we offer some sort of guarantee as to what a high school diploma really stands for? Shouldn’t an employer be assured that a high school graduate possesses a finite skill set and is holds competencies in core subjects? Shouldn’t an institution of higher education trust that a high school graduate doesn’t require massive amounts of remediation?
If you answered yes to any of these (or a strong no, for that matter), check out my latest column over at Education News. This morning, I discuss how we need to begin guaranteeing the value of a high school diploma if we are to retain their value in our education system and our economy.