Promotion fraud in public schools

I’ve long been skeptical that higher graduation rates are the result of improved instruction and learning. The news that teachers are pressured to give passing grades to students who have rarely been in class confirms my suspicion (“Teachers say they’re pushed to pass students who skipped class often,” New York Post, June 18).

A high school diploma used to mean something, but that is no longer so. Students are being given credit for work they’ve never done.  That’s outright fraud.

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