As we continue working with LAUSD to increase the high school graduation rate to 75%, we understand that graduating is just the first step on the road to success. We don’t want our children to simply graduate, we want them to graduate fully prepared for college and the workforce.
This week United Way, along with many parents and community members, successfully advocated to ensure that all students are given the courses they need to excel in college and beyond. The Board of Education approved a plan which requires all students to pass a series of “A-G” college preparatory classes (including English, History and Math) beginning next fall.
We believe it is absolutely critical for every child to gain equal access to these key elements of the curriculum and we applaud both LAUSD Board Members and Superintendent John Deasy for their leadership.
For more information on the Board of Education’s recent decision to provide its students with A-G courses, please click here.