Monday, June 30, 2008
The San Francisco Board of Education has decided that schools can no longer award physical education credit to students enrolled in the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps. The San Francisco Chronicle described Thursday's board meeting as "hastily scheduled" and said the four-to-one decision "will likely cripple the 90-year-old military education program, because most students use it to satisfy their P.E. requirement." Adding insult to injury, two of the board members who opposed the change were not even in town to vote. A student enrolled in the JROTC program says, "It's completely unfair. What am I going to do for credit?" However, board President Mark Sanchez, who led the effort against the program because of its ties to the military, argues that "if students really love the program, they'll take it anyway." Yes, because there is so much wiggle room in the high school accreditation process that students could actually take a class that provides no scholastic credit towards college. Typical.
Posted by The Ghost of Jefferson at 4:04 PM