Thursday, December 1, 2011

100 High Schoolers May Not Graduate Due To Principal's Scam

Students at an F-rated South Bronx high school got chemistry credits for taking cosmetology courses and geography credits for tourism classes.

City Department of Education officials are investigating Sharron Smalls, the principal of Jane Addams High School, in a massive course credit scandal that may have jeopardized graduation for half of the current senior class.
“It’s criminal what’s been going on at this school,” said math instructor Stephen Tavano, 58, who has taught at Jane Addams for 19 years. “Our students are being cheated out of an education.”
Since 2008 Jane Addams administrators have given hundreds of students credit for courses they never took, teachers and staff said.

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