Houston high school students who've failed core subjects such as English or math would get to move on to the next grade under a proposal HISD trustees are considering as part of the district's effort to reduce its dropout rate.
OK, so it is all about how the numbers look on paper?
How does that benefit the student?
Oh yeah sure, the student then gets advanced, besides failing, and just drops out the next time an opportunity comes around. If you can't take having to repeat a year in school, because you failed, TOUGH! Make room for people who do want to go to school and college and don't waste the teachers' time.