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Does Louisiana’s Career Diploma Option Lower Standards?

By Catherine Gewertz — November 25, 2009 1 min read

When Louisiana lawmakers approved a “career diploma” option for high school students, it prompted a backlash that the new pathway would lower standards by allowing students to skirt some of the more rigorous courses of study. (See my blog posts here, here and here.)

In a story just posted on our Web site, my colleague Erik Robelen explores the debate over high school in Louisiana and nationally, and the rules they’re trying to fashion in Louisiana to hold the career-diploma program to high standards.

A version of this news article first appeared in the High School Connections blog.