The city doesn’t care how many kids get robbed of an education

The city doesn’t care how many kids get robbed of an education

Three years after The Put up first uncovered the huge “Straightforward Move” grade-fixing rip-off at Brooklyn’s John Dewey HS, the town Division of Schooling has declared that it doesn’t actually care.

No, the DOE didn’t put it fairly that baldly in shrugging off a State Schooling Division audit that discovered: “Far too many college students obtained course credit score they shouldn’t have and that’s unacceptable.”

In 2012-15, the auditors report, 89 p.c of Dewey “credit score restoration” courses didn’t present satisfactory instruction time; lecturers weren’t licensed within the topic in 77 p.c of courses; diplomas wrongly went to 75 p.c of scholars who took the bogus courses.

In 2015, the DOE tried to fireplace Dewey’s principal, Kathleen Elvin — however gave up after a listening to officer dismissed the costs as a result of the DOE had failed to show over data indicating that it had authorised the sham credit even after The Put up’s exposé.

In the present day, Elvin collects $169,916 a yr as an administrator within the DOE’s Workplace of Security and Youth Growth. That’s the town public faculties in a nutshell: Wrongdoers and incompetents get to fail upward.

Chancellor Carmen Fariña responded to the Dewey HS mess and a bunch of comparable “nugatory diploma” outrages by establishing a particular committee to do . . . one thing.

Or possibly nothing: SED’s Elizabeth Berlin says the DOE remains to be failing to “acknowledge or recognize the seriousness of the audit findings.” She calls for the town “instantly begin work on implementing [the audit’s] suggestions so no extra college students are cheated out of the schooling they deserve.”

DOE spokesman Will Mantell’s remark: “There aren’t any new findings on this audit.”

Will new Chancellor Richard Carranza let the system carry on dishonest the youngsters?

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