Fort Worth seniors who failed the state exam are demanding the right to walk across the stage at graduation.
Crystal Martinez complained that while she finished at the top of her class with a 3.5 grade point average, she is now blocked from graduation by failing the TAKS test.
“We know we’re not going to get our diplomas, but we just want to walk across the stage,” Martinez said. “That’s all we ask for right now.”
I feel for Crystal, who was given A’s and B’s but wasn’t taught the basic skills necessary to pass TAKS. She was lied to. And now she wants the appearance of graduation without the substance.
If you click on the link and look at the photo, you’ll see a protester carrying a sign: “Let are kids walk.”