The Los Angeles school board has just reached another milestone in its accidental breeding of an American peasant class.
The board's program nicely complements the state's program. With bilingual education the state subsidizes schools that discourage American students from doing most of their thinking in English (which doesn't help them much in a primarily English-speaking society).
Now the school board has eliminated the "F" grade, reasoning that the "trauma" of receiving an "F" grade is more responsible for the next "F" grade than poor performance is.
If society does not have a way of telling children at an early age that certain low levels of achievement are not acceptable, how are the kids going to react to an adult world where this understanding is crucial to social and economic security?