Robert Pondisco, in his recent article in U.S. News makes a case for students to take an exam, similar to what new citizens naturalizing in the US must take, before they can graduate high school.
Four states have already passed a law making this requirement for its high school graduates. Isn't one of the basic reasons we have public education is to create a well-informed public body?
Robert Pondisco makes a good case for why high school students should be required to demonstrate proficiency before they can move out into society. Maybe this would be a good move for Colorado's policy makers to consider!