As an immigrant, there is always a feeling of exclusion between the country you are from and the one you live in. Our family’s relationship with these two sides of their identity is confusing, sometimes angry and filled with a constant struggle. Yet the day they cast their ballots, they felt unquestionably American, and for once there were no reservations attached to that feeling of patriotism.
Clinton’s education plans, while flawed, provide much greater benefits to students and most Americans as a whole while Trump’s plans will degrade the public school system and have limited effects on most college students.
Though the hasty short-term proposal to report students’ weighted and unweighted GPAs has been agreed on for this year’s senior class, it is not too late for the district to reevaluate this decision and thoroughly examine the consequences that this will have on the culture of Palo Alto high schools for years to come.