Ed Driscoll


BLOCKING GRADUATION: Linking to an article in the LA Times, Dave Kopel in National Review Online’s The Corner reports on eight high schools in San Fernando Valley, California, which are refusing to allow seniors to participate in graduation ceremonies “unless they file proof with the school that they are going on to college, entering the military, getting a job, or entering vocational training.” Kopel adds:

Of course none of these future plans have a legitimate connection to whether the students have completed the high-school course of study. Forbidding a graduation ceremony for students who plan to travel, get married, take time off and think about the future — or engage in any other lawful activity — is typical of the growing and inappropriate personal intrusiveness of American government high schools. Someone tell the control freaks in the administration to Celebrate Diversity.