need not worry about competition
In Richard Andrews' Monday letter, he sarcastically suggests that removing the WASL will result in the abandonment of academic standards. He calls this "a monumental mistake in educational sway," which, due to a lack of competition from the un-WASLed students, will benefit him in the job market.
There's good news for Andrews. Due to the WASLizing of our educational system, true academic standards already have been abandoned. Don't worry about that competition. Many of today's high school graduates require extra hours of remedial classes in college to undo the damage caused by learning to do things the WASL way. If they don't go on to a college, they may never receive that important help, and that means job security for folks like you.