Withholding DiplomasJuly 7, 2017 | :
by Meredith Bland
Well, this seems problematic.
Beginning with the class of 2020, seniors in Chicago’s public school system will not be given their high school diplomas unless they provide proof of a post-graduate plan, such as a college acceptance letter or enrollment in the military. But what is being pushed as a motivational initiative to get kids to make concrete plans for their futures ignores a host of issues that make an already difficult path to graduation for some teens even more challenging and, indeed, demoralizing.