Monday, June 19, 2017

Four board members in Maryland school system allege fraud in graduation rates

Four school board members in Prince George’s County have urged Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to call for an investigation of what they allege is a systemic effort to fraudulently boost graduation rates in the school system.
The members, a minority bloc on the 14-member board, say that the state’s second-largest school system engaged in “widespread systemic corruption” that inflated graduation rates since 2014.
“Whistleblowers at almost every level in PGCPS have clear and convincing evidence that PGCPS has graduated hundreds of students who did not meet the Maryland State Department of Education graduation requirements,” the four said in a letter...


  1. Back to the future: Academic, Business and Technical tracks.

  2. I sure hope that the State Board of Education and other top officials take on a formal investigation to get to the bottom of this. It would be nice for Maryland voters to know what Rushern Baker's involvement was, given the fact that he's running for Maryland Governor. Either way (he was involved OR he knew nothing about it), this scandal (assuming any of it is accurate), happened on Baker's watch. There's no way I'd ever vote for someone this incompetent and/or corrupt.

    1. Paradigm shift: If you cannot achieve the goal, move the goal post.

  3. Not to worry, the legal hounds will find no evidence of wrongdoing.


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