The Sweetwater Union High School District is not being allowed to pay its bills on its own after the San Diego County Office of Education found that the district lacked “fiscal accountability.” An independent auditor found that it was virtually impossible to determine an accurate account on how the district spends its money.
This year’s high school graduates were born after the dawn of the new millennium. Some have dealt with school shootings. Others helped organize demonstrations to speak out against gun violence or climate change. What’s on the minds of these 18-year-olds? NPR reporters traveled throughout the U.S. to hear graduation speeches. Here’s what students had to say.