Western commencement policy is idiotic

May 18, 2011

What in the heck is wrong with our city schools? Your almost half page story about Western High School commencement policy ( "Western to review commencement policy" May 17) indicates there are some idiots in charge.

Denial of the commencement right only because of post-graduate intentions, i.e., attending a four year college, borders on elitism, snobbery, whatever else one chooses to call it. It is also unconstitutional. If one attends four years and gets a lot of C's in the process but has passed all subjects, he/she is entitled to graduate with a formal commencement like everyone else.

What an example the "educated" brass in our school system sets for students!

Richard L. Lelonek , Baltimore

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