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.
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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.