. . . and protect the rich sinecures of the teachers, and union bosses. This is a RICO fraud action waiting to be pursued by an aggressive prosecutor, or a hungry young class action attorney.
"We never bought Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s promise of “zero tolerance” on grade-fixing — but it’s now plain she meant zero accountability.
Last week, an arbitrator reinstated ex-Dewey HS principal Kathleen Elvin — after Fariña’s Department of Education, which in theory was trying to fire Elvin, utterly punted on making its case.
Elvin was fired last summer after The Post caught her running a grade-fixing diploma mill: Students in “credit recovery” programs to make up for failed courses barely had to lift a finger to pass.
A Department of Education investigation showed several other administrators and teachers were involved — but only Elvin faced the ax.
Except that she’s now off the hook (with back pay, no less), pulling her $158,000 salary."
I am sure she worked very hard for that money not teaching those hooligans.
"In today’s Post, Susan Edelman details how little DOE did to make the Elvin firing stick. But the key fact is that the ruling said her programs must have met DOE approval — because DOE later OK’d all those bogus “recovered credits.”
DOE’s lawyers “explained” that Team Fariña didn’t want to make the 100-plus students retake the classes for real; it might’ve held up their graduations."
At some point, a bright, hungry young lawyer will figure out that there is a huge class action lawsuit trussed up under this mess, and find a former student, mired in poverty who will act as plaintiff. Then all hell will break loose, the school district will be pointing the finger at the union, the teachers, the administrators, and the union will be pointing at everyone else, so on, and so forth . . .
Regardless, the students will remain uneducated, and the cancer that is our education system will be only changed marginally.
Fighting the evil leviathan is hard work here at the End of History.