Tuesday letters: Students should earn diplomas

08/05/2014 12:00 AM

08/04/2014 5:54 PM

Act 155, warm and fuzzy legislation signed by Gov. Nikki Haley, allows students who failed the exit exams to obtain a high school diploma to replace the certificate they received instead.

Why are diplomas being given to people who have not earned them? This from a Republican governor who wants to crack down on food stamps and who rejected expanding Medicaid.

It is not a change of heart; there is an election upon us. What message does it send to those students who studied hard and passed the exit exam? Is it to become a politician so you can do whatever you want to? The education system should have had an alternative in place so those students could have received a diploma.

Michele Dezbor


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