Sunday, July 19, 2015
The Corrupt Investigations Continue.
Throughout the New York City high schools the pressure by school administrators to increase the graduation rate has resulted in academic fraud by graduating academically unprepared students by any means possible. This is not an isolated problem identified in John Dewey and Flushing high schools but is widespread throughout the New York City school system. Despite the more stringent "credit recovery" rules that the State requires and the DOE promised to implement, the DOE looked the other way as these abuses continued.
Even when, under media scrutiny, the DOE will drag their feat in investigating "credit recovery" fraud. Worse, is what's happening at Richmond Hill High School. After the DOE was caught in a blatant lie that no teacher of the school was allowed to re-grade the Regents, it turns out that the school administration hand-picked some teachers to re-grade the Regents with predictable results. What did the DOE do? They sent SCI investigators into the school on the pretense to gather evidence to the potential cheating scandal but quickly morphed into a "witch hunt" to identify the whistle blower(s) who dared embarrass the DOE and even sent them to their homes!
Unfortunately, this is not an isolated case, both OSI and SCI are really not interested in investigating administrative misconduct and many of their investigations seem to morph into identifying whistle-blowers with evidence obtained against the teacher used for disciplinary action. To see how the two agencies work look at my corrupt investigations posts.
I do not or cannot trust these investigations and neither should you. You should never willingly talk to these people without a lawyer if its SCI and a union advocate if its OSI because whatever you say will be used against you since its not about the truth.