Governors: Overhaul of final year is best cure for "senioritis"

04/19/2005 | US Newswire

To discourage students from slacking off as they finish up high school, the governors of at least nine states are considering expanding dual high-school/college enrollment programs, increasing diploma requirements and making the curriculum more rigorous. California State University System Chancellor Charles Reed calls 12th grade "the biggest wasteland in America," while Texas Gov. Rick Perry predicts the traditional final year may, at some future time, be totally eliminated.

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