High School

Teachers Criticize New York City High School’s Unwritten ‘No-Fail Policy’

Teachers at Maspeth High School in Queens, New York, say there is an unwritten “no-fail policy” at the high school prohibiting them from flunking their students — even if they don’t show up to class. As a result, the high school has enjoyed a 98 percent graduation rate, and was even awarded a National Blue Ribbon in 2018, an honor that one teacher described as laughable.

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California High School Student Newspaper Condemns ‘Toxic,’ ‘Goal-Oriented’ Mindset

The editors-in-chief of the student newspaper at Palo Alto High School in California have recently announced their plan to censor a “highly anticipated” annual map displaying the colleges that the school’s recent graduates will be attending. The student editors, who have also railed against a “goal-oriented student mindset” claim that the map “contributes to the toxic, comparison-driven culture” at the high school.

High school students take the philosophy exam, the first test session of the 2015 baccalaureate (high school graduation exam) on June 17, 2015 in Paris. Some 684,734 candidates registered for the exam to be held until June 24, 2015 in 4,200 examination centres. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU / AFP …

Utah High School Student Admits Using Pepper Spray to ‘Disrupt’ TPUSA Event

A student at Park City High School in Park City, Utah, has admitted to releasing pepper spray inside a lecture hall last month in an attempt to prevent the school’s Turning Point USA student group from hosting an event. The student said that he released the dangerous chemicals because he did not feel that the TPUSA event would be a “safe thing” to have at the school.

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Protesters Gather in Front of Arizona High School over ‘MAGA’ Incident

Protesters gathered in front of an Arizona high school on Monday to voice their concerns over school staff allegedly punishing students for wearing pro-Trump attire last week. The principal says students were not disciplined for their political views, but rather, the school took issue with their refusal to provide their names to staff after the students unveiled “political signage” that the principal says caused “concern for student safety.”

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