Monday, June 11, 2018
Academic Fraud Is Common In The New York City Public Schools.
I have written previously that academic fraud is quite common in the New York City public school system. Be it bogus credit recovery, scholarship, changing grades, or administrative pressure, academic fraud is ignored by the DOE.
In today's New York Post there is an article dealing with the academic fraud issue and the newspaper brings up one example that shows how OSI substantiated the test cheating but since the teacher was a favorite of the Principal and Superintendent, instead of the DOE filing 3020-a charges, the teacher merely ended up with a counseling memo.
Apparently the New York Post will be covering the academic fraud issue this week, I can only laugh that the newspaper never addressed the issue under Bloomberg or read Susan Edelman's articles most every Sunday. The funnest quote from today's article is by a DOE spokesman who said the following.
“We treat academic misconduct seriously and take immediate disciplinary action as necessary. We have created an academic integrity task force to enhance training and support to ensure our policies are followed,” said department spokesman Doug Cohen.
The DOE claims that they have zero tolerance for academic misconduct and that is probably true for most teachers but when it comes to administrators and their favorite teachers, the DOE seems to look the other way. The double standard continues no matter who the Chancellor is. Here are two other examples. Here and Here.