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?