San Diego Unified has a huge problem on its hands.
Data just released by the district shows troubling news about the class of 2016, the first class being held to new stricter graduation requirements. Among the revelations in the data:
• Only 59 percent of the class of 2016 is currently on track to graduate. That means about 3,000 students are currently falling short.
• The numbers are even more discouraging for troubled high schools like Lincoln, where less than 30 percent of students are on track.