When 40% of an entire high school fails one or more classes in a given semester, and there is a never-ending lack of funds, perhaps we should re-evaluate the public education process: Make school optional and menial labor mandatory. Imaging that you could either go to school and succeed for eight hours a day, or go to a job stuffing envelopes or shoveling excrement at Lockwood Park. When they turn eighteen, those who wanted to learn will be more educated and those who didn’t will have some type of skill. All without burdening the system.
In the meantime, lets cut the budget until we have nothing more than a babysitting program where everyone loses.