Keep it the same
the grade shouldent exist and they should stay in school till 12th grade
"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus
jallman: "It's all good. At least you have a thick skin and can take being poked fun back at without crying. "
Hope should not be given up on students thinking of dropping out. Each and every one should be encouraged to get a high school diploma. Finishing is important, if only to learn to finish something. Second, to get that diploma that will enable him to qualify for a lot more jobs. THEN a trade school might be the ticket.
Thought. In american schools it is illegal to teach religion in public schools. Now I like science, but as it has officially become a religion (the church of Scientology), shouldn't it be illegal to teach sciences?