My son, everyone knows by now, has been really stubborn and hard headed all school year. He is either going to fail or pass Algebra II with a D. He does NOT need any more math courses (beyond this one) to graduate. He wants to take a more advanced math in order to get an advanced diploma (which both his counselor and I have explained doesn't mean anything if he doesn't do the work and get decent grades). His courses that he picked out were HIGHLY MATH and it's not that he's not getting it, he REFUSES to do the work.
So we have decided to lighten his load. He INSISTS he wants to take a math course but if he goes through to a higher math, he will more than likely struggle or fail because he doesn't really have the basics from the math he's taking now. So we told him he can take Algebra II for a better grade, and it will be easier for him. Yes I am aware that he is not happy about it but we don't want to set him up for failure. We also gave him an easier science. Normally we would never interfere with his schedule, and we never have with any of them before but we want him to have a chance.
Would you have done it? If not, what would you have done?