State superintendent calls for higher credit recovery standards

By Our Turn

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — State Superintendent Mark Johnson said North Carolina needs tougher standards for students recovering credits just days before graduation.

"It is a problem if we are simply pushing students through just to put a check next to their name," Johnson said. "That is not fair to students."

We showed Johnson Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools records that reveal just how little time some seniors spent in online credit recovery courses leading up to graduation last year. Several of the students started and finished their credit recovery for a single course in a single day, according to records.

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