Re: "US to investigate Lincoln High after educators claim unfairness" (TNT, 3-1).
Unfortunately it appears we have three disgruntled educators at Lincoln High School who may be using their own self-imposed limitations as an excuse and reason to indict the Lincoln academic program for having higher standards resulting in better student results.
Thanks in part to people like ex-Tacoma educator Willie Stewart, academics have really improved at not only Lincoln but other high schools in the city. The Re-Engagement Center (recently re-named in his honor) is an option for struggling students who are too far behind to be given a second chance to graduate in an atmosphere that might better meet their specific needs.
It has been apparent to me that there has been a significant effort at Lincoln to raise the standards of education and discipline resulting in a much improved reputation and a student body and community taking pride in this accomplishment.
The Lincoln faculty and coaches, with few exceptions, seem to be willing to do the hard work that creates success and sets an example for students.