I just found out that one of the kids in my Math B class should be in Intermediate Algebra. She is a senior who would never have time to complete the entire three terms. Besides, although she works hard, math is not her subject, and this is a class she might have trouble passing. Intermediate Algebra is easier to pass and more useful than doing a geometric proof.
The problem with all of this is that there are no seats available in any of the Intermediate Algebra classes. Her guidance counselor told her to wait and hopefully a seat would open up eventually. This didn't sit right with me so I sent her to my AP. He couldn't get her into a day class so he put her in night school Night school has no class size limit so there is always room for one more. There is only one night school teacher, probably only two classes in this subject, so I am sure that class will be huge. The woman who teaches it doesn't know much math so she hands out a lot of sheets and does only really basic stuff. No one really cares because she passes them all and the school can increase its graduation rate.
So now our graduation rates will be high. Our Principal is really doing his part so that no child will be left behind. Physically, this girl won't be left behind. She will graduate with her class, on time. Educationally, she will be miles behind.