Washington D.C. is considering new graduation requirements. As proposed by the D.C. State Board of Education the required credits would be raised by two (from 24 to 26). However students would be able to earn credits via team sports, extracurricular arts and music, and more gym. The revised program would also eliminate the requirement that students take a course in U.S. government, among other changes.
So our students are falling further and further behind other countries in terms of education. And Washington's solution to this, and their own failing public school system, is to just get rid of the "education" part and award credits for football and arts and crafts? And that's not even addressing the irony of the school system in our Nations Capital wanting to get rid of a course on, well, our Nations Capital and the Government there in.