Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Don't Hold Your Breath In Expecting SCI To Investigate Administrative Academic Fraud.
Most knowledgeable educators know that the investigative units of SCI, OSI, and OEO are not fair and impartial. If a teacher is charged with a potentially serious accusation you can bet the three investigative agencies will pull out all the stops to substantiate the accusation and recommend the terminat6ion of the teacher. By contrast, accusations against administrators are usually buried and no action is usually the result. Now the New York Post published some actual numbers dealing with academic fraud against school administrators and shows how little the investigative agencies care to file charges.
According to the New York Post, SCI received 704 cases since August 2015 of grade tapering or fixing, trey investigated only 22 of the cases or 3% of all accusations, and substantiated only 3 cases or 0.04% of the total accusations. Unbelievable, but true! It seems that SCI does not take academic fraud seriously and maybe that's why principals are willing to commit academic fraud, knowing full well that the DOE and the investigative agencies will not investigate it and will look the other way/ A prime example is Principal Howard Kwait of John Bowne High School who has been accused multiple times of grade fixing and is still in charge. Read the ICEUFT blog on the latest.
How many principals have actually lost their position when caught committing academic fraud? A handful at most. Yet, if you look at my list of bad principals and my academic fraud articles you will find numerous examples of principals acting badly and have been accused of grade fixing or tapering yet they are still in charge of their schools. Here is the most recent case.Yet if teachers are accused, they are removed from the classroom and are assumed guilty of the accusation, even before its investigated.
If you have any question about the fairness of the investigative units that work with or are part of the DOE please read my articles on corrupt investigations.