Thursday, August 15, 2019
DOE Finally Removes The Hillcrest High School Principal
It only took five years but the DOE finally removed the Principal of Hillcrest High School. The Principal, David Morrison, was found to have committed academic fraud by passing and graduating students by giving them credit for phantom online courses. The question is why did it take five years for the DOE to remove the Hillcrest Principal after an investigation substantiated the academic fraud?
Part of the answer is that we have a new Chancellor Richard Carranza, who owes no allegiance to the people at Tweed as Carmen Farina did. Another reason is that under Farina, the District Superintendent protected principals while the supervisory superintendents have no such loyalty to principals.
In my opinion. any Principal caught doing academic fraud should be subject to 3020-a hearings and if found guilty, should be fired.