A common option for high school students is the ability to graduate one or even two semesters early. This enables them to get a head start on college or even work in the months leading up to college to help afford the mountainous expenses they will surely incur. Recently, my local school district disabled the ability of students to graduate early. Even with the proper credit requirements, all students must graduate when the school dictates. Ignoring for the moment the obvious problem with a government authority telling people what they can and can not do, there is a large flaw in this. My problem lies in what the income consequences will be for the teachers. The teachers have a salary that is already set, and will surely not go down. With this new rule, students no longer have the incentive to take summer school classes, or to not take study halls, in order to better themselves. The teachers salaries will not go down, despite the decrease in actual workload. Some will question whether the teachers will have more students, but many schools will likely hire MORE teachers to handle the influx of extra school year courses by students. This will end up costing more than any payment summer school teachers would have received. Aggravation has set in on the part of many students, as they try to better themselves and advance their lives, yet they are set back by the very institution that is there to help them forward.
Just another example of government overstepping its bounds and regressing the population it is supposed to be helping.