Wednesday, July 06, 2011

How Many "Graduates" Received Phony Diplomas?

   
Anonymous said...
To 11:39 - I only wish the GCSD was "pushing" the kids to graduation!   7/04/2011 3:43 PM

Anonymous said...

3:43
 
Well they are doing that too! I know my nephew only graduated from Arcadia by mistake this year. He was told he graduated along with his parents and two days later, his final test scores brought him down to a failing 61% instead of the passing 66% they were told.
 
The school and parents didn't have the heart to tell him and let him graduate anyways. He did not receive his diploma on stage like everyone else but he got up on stage and it appreared he received his diploma like everyone else, he is receiving it in the mail instead.
 
So even if they fail, they will receive something that says they went to school and graduated with their class. 7/05/2011 1:33 AM

SCATS ~~ What the heck are we doing here? What message are we sending by doing it? Isn't it the responsibility of the school district to make sure that those who cross the stage QUALIFY TO GRADUATE?
  

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't you know that it would hurt his precious self-esteem if he didn't get to attend graduation? There is NO personal responsibility anymore. It sucks! Life is hard, and you need to work for what you get. However, we are raising a generation of entitled, spoiled brats because we're so afraid to hurt their feelings. Ugh.

Anonymous said...

Life should be about achieving one's personal best and if one does not work hard, a prize at the end should not be awarded.

Anonymous said...

This is nothing new. 30 years ago I graduated from a catholic high school with the ceremony coming before we even took the Regents exams. Everybody walked across the stage getting a phony certificate and you found out 3 weeks later if you actually graduated or had to go to summer school. Diplomas were mailed out in July. I think this is still the case because at least one catholic school had its graduation the first weekend in June.

Anonymous said...

To 11:34- Amen. I totally agree.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like the parents and the school were conspiring to "fool" the student. Like the Ashton Kutcher show punk'd did they yell out at his graduation party...you just got punked and tell him he had to still attend school at the mall. This is insanity.

Anonymous said...

Then why aren't the graduation rates higher?

Anonymous said...

3:33 They are higher than they should be. Without this fraud they would be lower.

Anonymous said...

How low would grad rates be without these stats to bolster things? Pathetic!

Anonymous said...

Nothing new. I graduated in 82 and had a friend that was missing a PE credit still walk across the stage and get a "certificate". He then had to make up his PE credit over the summer.

Anonymous said...

Graduation requirements are a joke in Greece and have been for many years! Greece's own teachers from years gone by had so little confidence in it's high schools that they chose to not live in the district or they sent their kids to Cardinal Mooney HS (McCanns, Posatos, and so many more!)Seriously, this has been a problem for over 30 years and is nothing new! I laughed out loud at the 9:07 AM commenter, since many girls in my graduating class at Greece Olympia in the 80's chose not to show up for gym class and were short gym credits come graduation time. No problem though, if you spent an afternoon in Ben Gioseffi's office stuffing envelopes you could earn back many of your 4 years of gym credits, oh and how this pissed off Ms. Thiel. So it's not always the teachers, the Administration of Greece's schools certainly did their job in helping Greece's "fabulous" reputation shine even when you were in your prime Doug Skeet!

Anonymous said...

I've got a couple of questions about this story. I just don't understand this: "He did not receive his diploma on stage like everyone else but he got up on stage and it appreared he received his diploma like everyone else, he is receiving it in the mail instead."

Um...so why is he going to get a diploma in the mail if he didn't earn one? He FAILED. Are they just mailing him a diploma for fun? Is summer school involved? The story doesn't say that.

And, what kind of parent buys into this crap? "The school and parents didn't have the heart to tell him and let him graduate anyways."

Didn't have the heart to tell him he FAILED? That he was a big, fat failing failure? No one wanted to bruise his ego by telling him that the appropriate punishment for being a failing failure is turning in your cap and gown and staying home on graduation night? Sounds to me like the school giving into parent whining about hurting their little dummkof's precious little fee-fees.

Wasn't he going to figure out that he was a failure when he had to get rides over to summer school? Seriously? Sounds like bigger problems going on there than a final grade of 61.

Graduated by "mistake?" Not if he didn't get his diploma. So is it participated in graduation activities, yes. "Graduated," no?
Or, did this failure of a kid actually get a diploma (by mail! no less) he failed to earn?

Concerned Hamburger said...

Hey come to Hamburg...the High School Principal made up grades that caused the top 10 to be fabricated. AND kids graduated should not have. They graduated, because the kids cray, parents whine and the principal makes up grades. They get to college, and guess what happens...they flunk out. Its fraud all the way across the board. Get used to it.

SCATS said...

To CH @ 6:12PM ~~ So Steve's fairy tales live on? I'm NOT surprised.