California has abandoned The High School exit exam! REALLY! The lunacy in California will never surprise me. We have the worst economy Worst graduation rates, Highest Taxes, Highest poverty rate and so many more firsts! Why come here?
AB 830: High School Exit Exam
California officially abandoned its high school exit exam, following a two-year hiatus of the test beginning in 2015.
Students will no longer be required to pass the exit exam as a condition of receiving their diploma for graduation.
Some of the CRAZY new education laws in California
SB 468 and AB 261: Student Board Members
Student board members will now have preferential voting rights on all educational boards. They will also receive all open meeting materials, be invited to staff briefings and be provided with separate staff briefings, like all appointed board members.
AB 424: Possession of a Firearm in a School Zone
Superintendents will no longer be able to provide written permission for a person to possess a firearm in a school zone.
AB 10: Feminine Hygiene
Middle Schools and high schools with at least 40 percent of low-income students will be required to provide free feminine hygiene products in half of the school’s bathrooms.
AB 699 and AB21: Immigration and Citizenship Status
These bills will prohibit public school, community colleges, California State University and University of California campuses from collecting information or documents about the immigration status of students, faculty and staff and their families.
AB 1018: Student Equity Plans
Assembly Bill 1018 will change the way community colleges approach their student equity plan as part of the Student Success and Support Program.
The categories of homeless, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students are now required to be addressed in the student equity plans.
AB 19: California College Promise
First-year, full-time students at all 114 California Community Colleges will be able to attend their first year of college for free, under Assembly Bill 19.
The California College Promise will waive students’ first year tuition fees as long as they are enrolled in 12 or more semester units and qualify for financial aid under a FAFSA or California Dream Act application.
So think of it. If these are just a handful of laws they passed can you imagine the other crazy laws?