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Morton East is increasing the total number of credits required to graduate starting the upcoming school year of 2020.  

In the past years, students were required 20 credits to graduate. The teachers and principals are noticing that the students are not taking their work serious enough, the students are not getting all their work done. They have decided to increase the number to 25 credits. Most students are failing their classes, or they are barely passing with a grade of 1.0.  In a random survey of 120 Morton East students, 109 students are failing at least one class.  

“I am so glad this is my last year, I do not have to have 25 credits to graduate. I barely have 20 credits to graduate. I think it’ll be way harder for the students now; they have to get their work done and they need to come to school every day to make sure they stay on track,” senior Christian Gutierrez said. 

The class of 2019 is thrilled they are graduating this year because they do not have to worry about needing so many credits to graduate, but there are other seniors who are feeling bad for the other students. 

“I think it is unfair for the upcoming senior classes because they are making it harder for the students to graduate, people have lives outside of school and they don’t have the time to give all their attention to school,” senior Leonel Palos stated.  

There are some students who don’t like the idea, but there are other students who think it would have been good to enforce this new change a long time ago. 

“I wish they made this change back when I was a freshman because I think it would have opened the door to more opportunities for me, maybe I would have gotten accepted into better colleges because I would have had a higher number of credits and a higher GPA,” senior Hector Ceballos said.  

DISCLAIMER:  This MortONION article is entirely fabricated — false.  Be careful of FAKE NEWS!  Don’t spread lies. 

 

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24 Responses to “Only Have 20 Credits? You’re Not Graduating!”

  1. Javier hernandez on April 22nd, 2019 9:25 am

    I found believable that morton is gonna increase the total of credits for the upcoming school year 2020. Why are they gonna require 25 credits to graduate, if students are barely passing to get there 20 credits. Thats questionable there gonna make things harder. Yes i wouldve believed it because i only read a paragraph or two to see the info.

  2. Diego Rivera on April 22nd, 2019 9:26 am

    I found believable that, “I am so glad this is my last year, I do not have to have 25 credits to graduate. I barely have 20 credits to graduate. I think it’ll be way harder for the students now; they have to get their work done and they need to come to school every day to make sure they stay on track,” senior Christian Gutierrez said. Because most seniors seam to have more credits than others. I found questionable was that most seniors don’t have enough credits. I wouldn’t believe this because the credits seam way too much and impossible and the disclaimer at the end.

  3. Consuelo Cuevas on April 22nd, 2019 9:30 am

    I would have believed this because it seems like something the school would want to do to make the students work harder. The only reason i wouldn’t believe it is because of the fact that i dont think it wpuld be right and maybe the school would get in many issues for seeing that kids are struggling on top of that still want to add more. Although there’s a disclaimer at the end i still wouldn’t believe this .

  4. Jairo Samudio on April 22nd, 2019 9:36 am

    One thing I believed was that 109 students are failing at least one class. One thing I find questionable is why are they raising the credits in 2020. Yes I would believe it if I saw it from someone who shared it because most schools are doing it too

  5. Jonathan Gonzalez on April 22nd, 2019 9:37 am

    I didnt find nothing believable in this article because it would be unfair for upcoming classes since they will be stressed and angry knowing that they will not graduate on time

  6. Demetrio Bustamante on April 22nd, 2019 9:42 am

    I found believable how a lot of students are failed/barely passing classes. And that’s because some classes are hard even if you pay attention, talking from experience. Something questionable is how they raised the requirement to 25 credits, that’s way too much. I would’ve believed them if it was on more credit or two extra. I would not believe the article because 25 credits is too much. And considering how a lot of kids do bad in school it would be better and smarter to offer help instead.

  7. Brayan Gonzalez on April 22nd, 2019 10:25 am

    I found believable the quote, “I am so glad this is my last year, I do not have to have 25 credits to graduate. I barely have 20 credits to graduate. I think it’ll be way harder for the students now; they have to get their work done and they need to come to school every day to make sure they stay on track,” most seniors seam to have jobs so it makes it harder to study and earn credits as they want to save up for college.

  8. zuemy santiago on April 22nd, 2019 10:26 am

    I would find this believable because we are the only school who requires to have 20 credits. they’re other school who require 25 to graduate. what i found questionable was that i would think it would be hard for the school to do that because it would mean that they would have to hire more teachers also would have to change the schedule. i won’t just for the fact that it would take a lot to change things.

  9. Noe Pozos on April 22nd, 2019 10:26 am

    i believable that will increase the credits to graduate even the 109 students because they’re many students who do not care about their grades, this article sound very real knowing theirs a lot of changes going in this school.

  10. Karen Herrera on April 22nd, 2019 10:31 am

    I believe that 109 are currently failing a class or even more than that. How is suppose to have students stay on track when its more work? I believe that more kids are actually going to be failing due to this new rule. I would believe this because Morton has the least required credits and it would be time for a change.

  11. Sebastian on April 22nd, 2019 10:33 am

    The school wants improve students better but others student may not get pass over 20 credits or more next year I seen a lot students failing classes cause of the credits require to graduate. But they should try give students more time finish work in class.

  12. Bryan Marquez on April 22nd, 2019 10:43 am

    This article was convincing when they said that the credit requirement was gona raised to 25 because 20 is a very low amount compared other high school’s. Questionable part is what about the kids who cant get 25 credits because they dont have enough time to get those extra credits. I found this fake right away because so many students would be effected and held back

  13. Danny Angulo on April 22nd, 2019 10:48 am

    This sounds believable, I would believe the fact they would raise the credit requirements to 25. There are many students who aren’t on track to graduate, and sometimes they don’t end up graduating. So they would probably raise it to make students do better in school. However, if someone shared it to me, I wouldn’t believe this.

  14. Jose Moctezuma on April 22nd, 2019 11:27 am

    i find this very believable because sometimes the school wants more from there students.

  15. Adamary Avila on April 22nd, 2019 11:34 am

    This was believable, I think that Morton would do this because they would want students to be on track to graduate and come to school more often. The school would want the students to work harder. But if this was true it would be hard for some students because some seniors have jobs and its hard for them to come to school and be working. Also 25 credits would be too much.

  16. Eduardo Chagoya on April 22nd, 2019 11:37 am

    i believe that they would increase the credit to 25 to graduate. One thing I find questionable is why are they raising the credits in 2020. Yes I would believe it if I saw it from someone who shared it because most schools are doing it too

  17. Raul on April 22nd, 2019 11:37 am

    I forund it beliaveable that they are going to raise the numer of credits required i find questionable if people are going to struggle more i would believe this if someone else shared it because others schools require more than 20 credits already

  18. Destiny Alonso on April 22nd, 2019 11:53 am

    One thing that’s believable is that the credits are going to increase for graduation. One thing is questionable is that how is it going to impact the 2020 class for those who are barley passing now? If someone had shared this I would believe it was true because most of the other school do require more credits to graduate for their senior year to improve there scores and education.

  19. Jasmine Flores on April 22nd, 2019 12:05 pm

    The survey of 109 students failing out of 120 is believable. I also found the quote from senior Christian Gutierrez believable bc he mentions being glad it’s his last year bc he barely has 20 credits. However, the idea of requiring 25 credits starting 2020 is not believable bc it wouldn’t be beneficial at all to the upcoming seniors, it’d only set them up for failure.

  20. Lissette Melgoza on April 22nd, 2019 9:48 pm

    What I found believable was that 109 students are failing at least one class. But everything else is pretty much questionable because the picture in this article does not relate at all with the article. In addition, I think Morton east would want to decrease the rate of people failing a class this is why I think they would not increase the number of credits. I would know is fake by just looking at the picture.

  21. Roberto Jurado on April 23rd, 2019 12:03 am

    The article was honestly not very believable. It just sounds like something that is extremely unlikely, especially from one year to the next. It would make it very difficult for the incoming seniors to be able to reach 25 credits and cross the stag. One thing that caught my attention from the article was how 109 of 120 students are failing a class through out Morton. If the publisher of this article would’ve put a number such as 70-80, it would’ve definitely been more believable. If at first glance I saw this article pop up on social media, i wouldn’t be very convinced that something like this could happen and would probably skip right through it.

  22. Andre Olvera on April 23rd, 2019 9:25 am

    One thing that was believable was the fact that many students do barely pass their classes. One thing that was not believable was the fact that 109 students are failing at least a class.I would not believe this article if they didn’t tell me it was fake.

  23. Bryan Valle on April 23rd, 2019 9:30 am

    i found that there is a lot of students barley passing their classes. I question that the fact that 109 students are failing atleast on eclass, I would not believe it if they even posted it anywhere

  24. Lizahirat Molina on April 23rd, 2019 9:54 am

    From this article I believed not many students are passing their classes. During class I often hear people saying they arent passing one class or another. I wouldn’t believe they’re increasing the amount of credits requiered to graduate because that would require more classes being offered and I don’t think the district would do that. If someone told me about this new increasing credits news I would question it.

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