Texas High School Pushes Back Graduation Because Only 5 Students Were Eligible, Which Seems Unfathomable

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A Texas high school had to push back their graduation date by a month because only 5 students were eligible.

Marlin High School, located in Marlin Texas announced that the new graduation date will be sometime in June as only 5 of the 33 seniors fulfilled the necsesary requirements.

They said that many were not eligible due to “attendance or grades.” Not that surprising considering a new study shows that more than half of America’s students have fallen back a full grade of learning due to the Covid-mandated school closures.

Meanwhile, Marlin school district announced that they will switch to a four day schedule rather than five days in way to entice students to show up to class as well as make sure that they are provided “the necessary resources and support” in order to graduate.

Honestly, this is pretty sad and depressing to hear.

The school lockdowns and the deterioration of our schools – much of what was deliberately unnecessary by teacher’s union President Randi Weingarten, has failed an entire generation of children that may never recover from it.

Marlin says that they will continue to hold their students do Texas state’s senior requirements despite the pitiful performance. The school’s Superintendent added that Marlin’s “commitment to excellence remains unshaken.”

Randy Weingarten and the school union’s held students back from returning to classrooms. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)


Reactions to the school’s announcement was mixed on Marlin High School’s Facebook page.

Some said that the five students who followed instructions and did what they were supposed to do shouldn’t be punished because of everyone else.

Others commented that those who couldn’t graduate should do what generations of students before them had to do – go to summer school, or flunk and be held back for another school year.

The blame of course can be put in many places. Parents, schools, counselors, the state, definitely Weingarten, but in the end it obviously falls on each individual student themselves, especially regarding the attendance issue.

Unfortunately, the numbers show that the educational system is an absolute disaster right now for America, and it is only getting worst. Math and reading comprehension levels are an absolute mess right now – something that so many of us knew would happen due to the mandatory remote learning push as well as the lack of a year-plus being away from school.

Hopefully Marlin’s graduation extension allows everyone to fulfill the necessary requirements and get a diploma. But the larger issue still remains – Randi Weingarten, the school unions, and states failed American children’s future.

Written by Mike Gunzelman

Mike “Gunz” Gunzelman has been involved in the sports and media industry for over a decade. He’s also a risk taker - the first time he ever had sushi was from a Duane Reade in Penn Station in NYC.


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  1. Weingarten, Fauci, any and all politicians with a (D) next to their names are all complicit in trying to expedite Communism into American society. They have all intentionally indoctrinated our youths and college kids, made society unsafe and have put a bullseye on Christians, cops and caucasians.

  2. Schools received aid from the federal government in three batches over the course of the pandemic. The first batch of relief funding came from the CARES Act that President Donald Trump signed in March 2020. That bill provided $13.2 billion to schools.
    Trump signed another stimulus bill in December 2020 that included $54.3 billion for schools.
    But by far, the largest infusion of funding for education recovery came in the American Rescue Plan that President Joe Biden signed in March last year. That plan dumped another $122 billion into schools.

    Washington really knows how to piss your money away…………

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