Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Renewal Superintendent Amiee Horowitz Knows Nothing, See's Nothing, And Does Nothing When It Comes To Academic Fraud.
Here we go again, another renewal school was found to have committed academic fraud. This time its the embattled Flushing High School that has had an astounding 5 principals in five years! Here are just two of them, Here and Here. Yes, the very same Flushing High School that I wrote about previously. The school is surrounded by an East Asian neighborhood, yet few of their children go to Flushing High School, thanks to school choice and the school's terrible reputation. The school must take hundreds of over-the-counter students who roam the school's hallways and disrupt real learning just to meet their enrollment goals.
The New York Post was able to obtain an email from the Guidance AP at Flushing High School that is a "smoking gun" which shows the academic fraud the school went to artificially raise their graduation rate. According to the New York Post the AP of Guidance, Patricia Cuti stated the following:
“Our benchmark of a 60 percent graduation rate in June is non-negotiable,” wrote Patricia Cuti, assistant principal for guidance. “Summer graduation is NOT an option.”
According to the New York Post article the school was enrolling 150 students in a quickie online course while they continuied to fail the very same courses they were currently taking which is against the State and City "credit recovery" rules. More importantly, the email cc'd Cyndi Kerr, the Queens Deputy Renewal Superintendent and this is the first direct evidence that the inner circle of Renewal Superintendent Amiee Horowitz was directly notified of the graduation quota and the academic fraud being used to achieve the graduation quota.
Will Amiee Horowitz take action by firing her Deputy who was informed but did nothing to prevent this academic fraud? How about the AP of Guidance? She should lose her job for the academic fraud? However, we are talking about Amiee Horowitz who protects school administrators and punishes whistle blowers who dare to expose cheating. Remember this?
In my opinion Renewal Superintendent Amiee Horowitz knows nothing, when it comes to cheating, see's nothing when evidence of academic fraud is presented to her, and does nothing, except to go after staff, when action needs to be taken to eliminate the practice.