The Herald-Leader reported a few days ago that Kentucky now requires candidates to produce a high school transcript proving completion of the 12th grade to be shown to county clerks when registering to run for a local school board position. The Herald-Leader says nothing about a high school diploma being acceptable. The article says only a transcript will do.
Is it possible this requirement was added because the Kentucky Legislature knows too many hollow diplomas are being handed out?
After all, with county clerks getting access to a school board candidate’s high school transcript, wouldn’t more data on the candidate’s true academic history be available to voters who want more details?
If a high school diploma currently isn’t even good enough to satisfy the legislature, why are people talking about more delays before improving the quality of that diploma. Who are we kidding here?