Thursday, February 09, 2006

Who's to Blame?

Why, teachers, of course. Amidst a grade-inflation scandal at low-performing John F. Kennedy High School, the only consequence has fallen to the UFT rep who reported it.

Apparently, It's OK to select an English Department head who is unlicensed in English. It's also OK if she's never taught English. It's no problem whatsoever if she, having never graded an English Regents exam herself, reverses the grades of a trained and experienced staff in order to make the school look better.

The only problem is if teachers use school fax machines to report such actions to the media. That merits immediate placement in the rubber room. Thank goodness Chancellor Klein's DOE has its priorities straight.
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