Sunday, April 02, 2017
More Academic Fraud At Flushing High School.
Once again another disgusting case of academic fraud has shown up at a Renewal School. This time its Flushing high school where students who passed the Algebra class because of the Principal's directive that 75% must pass, including no shows, or the teacher will be given an "ineffective" rating. However, most failed the Algebra Regents which is necessary to graduate high school. Since the Algebra Regents is the easiest to pass of all the Math Regents, instead of requiring the students to take the Algebra class over or arrange tutoring for the next Regents this is what the Principal, Tyee Chin, did instead.
Mr. Chin and his assistant Principal in Math arranged for the students to take the Algebra class over again but coded it as a Geometry class so to give the students a phony Geometry credit rather than give them a no-credit Algebra course. This was academic fraud as it was a blatant attempt to raise the graduation rate and to show academic improvement when there was no merit.
Five teachers wrote to the Special Commissioner of Investigations (SCI) about the academic fraud who inexplicably sent it to the DOE's Office of Special Investigations (OSI) where it lies buried as the Principal is still running the school.
Principal Chin's trust factor is only 46%, that means the majority of teachers find him untrustworthy and when you consider he tried to get staff to rate him and the school favorably and was disciplined for the intent to spike the school survey, you can guess his untrustworthiness is probably even higher. At the end of last school year Principal Chin send the Flushing staff a "Hunger Games" letter that in part, said the following:
— “Don’t trust anyone,” he says he was advised when he began — and said that after a year, “there are still those who refuse to put down the war cry for a new principal.”
Furthermore, he took a threatening student's side and instead reassigned a teacher who was threatened.
Mr. Chin, is another failed Principal and how these "bad pennies" continue to show up to run schools is beyond me. He failed to turnaround his Harlem School and left after three years. Now Mr. Chin was allegedly seen applying for the Townsend Harris position, talking about going from bad to worse at the school if Mr. Chin is the new Principal?
Unfortunately, this is not the first allegation of academic fraud at Flushing High School. In Mr. Chin's first year as Principal the school was accused of graduating 150 students using a quickie online course program. How can the Mayor and Chancellor close their collective eyes and allow these bad principals to commit academic fraud and remain in charge of schools is just unbelievable to me.