NPR: The Hoax of the D.C. Public School Where 100% of Seniors Graduated and Were Accepted by Colleges

29 Nov

How did the reformers in charge of the DC school system get the graduation rate up? By lowering standards. By lying.

Diane Ravitch's blog

Last July, I wrote about a struggling high school in D.C. where 100% of the seniors graduated and were accepted by colleges. The story appeared on NPR, and I wrongly assumed that they had done fact checking. I am not a reporter, and I do not have a staff to check out claims. NPR does. But they took the claim by D.C. administrators at face value, without checking.

Now NPR reports that the original story was fishy. Better late than never.

“An investigation by WAMU and NPR has found that Ballou High School’s administration graduated dozens of students despite high rates of unexcused absences. WAMU and NPR reviewed hundreds of pages of Ballou’s attendance records, class rosters and emails after a DCPS employee shared the private documents. The documents showed that half of the graduates missed more than three months of school last year, unexcused. One in five students…

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Posted by on November 29, 2017 in Uncategorized


11 responses to “NPR: The Hoax of the D.C. Public School Where 100% of Seniors Graduated and Were Accepted by Colleges

  1. reibelcastillo

    November 29, 2017 at 13:45

    New reformers are Liyers they are Lovers of money and losers ( triple L )
    Lovers of money
    Easy to memorize the reformers are what ?

    It’s no funny but it’s the truth. Period !

  2. reibelcastillo

    November 29, 2017 at 13:46

    The reformers are what ?

    • Lloyd Lofthouse

      November 30, 2017 at 10:10

      Answer: cons, frauds, liars, greedy, corrupt, power-hungry, dangerous …

      • reibelcastillo

        December 1, 2017 at 11:23

        Lloyd . Here it’s the city Mayor and Chairman of Hialeah Education Academic. Inc . Reformer

      • reibelcastillo

        December 4, 2017 at 12:12

        It’s about toughing money ?

      • reibelcastillo

        December 4, 2017 at 12:18

        The movie Irs very interesting and this is shocking . I’m don’t know if a person who told the true could be called a traitor , this is very controversial but this is America civil rights it’s the point of my concern by the way protect inocentes people , it’s not for everyone because no everyone can handle the true . Who has the truth ?

      • Lloyd Lofthouse

        December 4, 2017 at 14:53

        The “truth” is whatever anyone wants to believe. Even lies become the truth for the people that believe them.

      • reibelcastillo

        December 4, 2017 at 15:12

        There are 3 people here in the interview, who are lying, who people think are either lying or telling the truth. Or both? .

        The truth is that Snowden it’s not a greed mythology or American is a genius and the fact is that he told that civil rights should not violated .
        Am’I wrong ?

      • Lloyd Lofthouse

        December 4, 2017 at 15:14

        I don’t care about Snowden. He’s now history. What concerns me is Trump and the totally corrupt Republican Party. I hope Trump and the GOP will be history soon and exist no more.

      • reibelcastillo

        December 4, 2017 at 15:33

        A GOP strategist explains why the Republican Party is about to break in two
        Updated by Andrew Prokop on October 14, 2016 7:30 am

        At least broken in two is worse .I think 🤔

      • Lloyd Lofthouse

        December 4, 2017 at 16:50

        If the GOP splits into two parties, that could be a good thing because then one would be the Alt-Right tea party members who are minions of the Koch brothers and the others would be free to think for themselves unless they belonged to another billionaire that doesn’t agree with the Koch brothers. We’d have to wait to find out who would be the worst one. One would be awful and the other one worse.


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