Daily Archives: March 13, 2020
Coronavirus. Covid-19. Pandemic. Fear of illness and even death has become a side effect of the latest viral outbreak. An important first step to take is to accept that the coronavirus is real and is serious, but that by following the precautionary measures, we can make it through these tough times.
Skipping school has now become an academic norm; at least since 2018 when AB 705 was enacted. In a move to eliminate delays in a student’s educational progress, AB 705 actually allows students to overstep remedial coursework and go straight into transfer level courses. Without a fuller understanding of basic English and math skills, however, many students face more difficulties when trying to keep up with transfer level work; thus, delaying their educational progress (and possibly with a cut in federal aid).
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