This is some truly astonishing reading right here:
Short form: a large percentage of the “graduates” are academic disasters. One-fifth missed more than half the school days, unexcused. Half missed more than three months. And the school passed ’em anyway, because that way they get bonuses. As one recent graduate points out: “I felt at a point around getting toward winter, I ain’t have to be there no more.” Sure. As one does.
I don’t know if we can do this with teachers, but can we replace school *administrators* with robots yet? Robots that don’t give a damn about bribery or threats?
You’ll be shocked, SHOCKED to find out that this school is in the Washington. D.C. district.