Sunday, September 22, 2019
NYC High Schools Practice Academic Fraud To Jack Up The Graduation Rate
Most high school teachers in New York City know that academic fraud is practiced in most, if not all the schools. Be it scholarship requirements, easy credits, blended learning, grade inflation, or administrative pressure to pass failing students. The New York Post has an article dealing with the widespread academic fraud practiced in the New York City high schools.
Maspeth high school is just an extreme example of the common practice of academic fraud. If your an untenured teacher and you dare fail too many students, look to be discontinued. For tenured teachers, look for poor observations and a 3020-a termination hearing. It doesn't matter that these students did not deserve to pass, they want you to pass them anyway.
The DOE will claim that they do not tolerate academic fraud but they put intense pressure on school administrators to pass as many students they can or risk negative consequences for the Principal and the school. Hence, academic fraud is encouraged while the DOE looks the other way. No wonder there is a disconnect between the graduation rate and being "college ready" at many of the NYC high schools..
Rather than going into detail of the academic fraud that goes on in the New York City high schools please read my academic fraud articles from my blog. In addition, you can also read my numerous graduation rate articles as well and they will give you a complete understanding how academic fraud is practiced in the New York City high schools.