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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Go to the Head of the Class

The poll numbers are in: 75% believe the principal should not be able to make up grades.  Now, one AP student claimed the question was biased because I should have written should the principal (the AP student wrote principle) be able to ADJUST grades (Adjust: to bring to a more satisfactory state.  Of course, the student would prefer such a term).  Either way, I think principals changing grades sets a horrible precedent.  In fact, I think the precedent has already been established at Hamburg: give the parents and students what they want.  I cannot tell you how many Hamburg teachers have complained that the District kowtows to parents.  Want your student to be in AP?  Sure, it doesn't matter if they failed the course the previous year.  Want your student put in advanced courses?  Sure, it doesn't matter that they only earned a C in regular education classes.  Want your student to continue on from 1st grade to 2nd grade?  Sure, it doesn't matter that they didn't meet the basic requirements or have the necessary skills to be successful in 2nd grade.  Want your kid to have a separate testing location tomorrow?  Sure, it doesn't matter that there are laws and guideline for adjusting and Individual Education Plan.  Where does it end?  I once heard a middle school teacher say that 60% of the students in the  middle school are labeled "advanced."  When I look at the honor and merit roll students in The Sun the list seems to go on forever.  Maybe Hamburg does have a skewed bell curve, but I can tell you this after hearing Mr. Achramovitch explain how Mike Gallagher changed grades for AP students I would put money on the fact that Hamburg students have an inflated sense of self.  I asked the Board to conduct a survey tracking students' successes or failures through post-secondary education.  I am willing to bet the top students that graduate from Hamburg are likely in the middle of the pack when leaving college.  I am also willing to bet many of Hamburg students struggle in college and that is a shame.  But what is one to expect from a system that makes up grades?

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

I still can't get over the principal changing the order of the top ten. Is anyone doing anything about that?

APkid said...

This is absurd. and not the so called "grade fraud" I find it ridiculous that even after my peers and me providing the other half of the story, Concerned Hamburger is still spewing out lies and biased information.

HHS TEACHER said...

APKid,

Lies have consequences that lurk in the future, and one never knows when ones past may catch up them. Your AP grades WERE MADE UP! Unless you are the one soul who did accomplish the work that was expected of them in the class. Your AP class, grades, assessments and behavior were discussed widely in the school community. It is a matter of public knowledge. Stop blaming other for taking the candy out of the bulk candy section...somehow, some people justify theft, whether grades or gum balls.

There are no lies here. Mr Gallagher admitted to the lies that taint your high school record. If you had an ounce of character, you may want to go visit him and ask him about it. Clearly the issue bothers you. Be honest.

Lunch Room Ladies moved around every year said...

Mr Gallagher should be put on probation for questionable acts. Or maybe he is an HHS puppet. I remember when he came to HHS.....the job was not posted, and then he ran Miss Peffer out of the school and James Martinez ( Mr Martinez was the only one that dealt with the SERIOUS drug, prescription drug problem in the high school) The teachers and staff in his building ought to submit ethics charges against him with the NYS Ed Department!!!! He weaves a tangled web!!!!!! He is the administrative bobble head.

Anonymous said...

APkid, take it up with Mr. Achramovitch. He is the one who said your grades were changed to mirror your first quarter grade (except in one instance) and those changes impacted the top ten. Why don't you ask him if he was saying facts or biased opinions.

APkid said...

First to the teacher,

I would like you to know that you have been given incomplete information by the concerned hamburger, and that is equal to being lied to. I did my fair share of work in the class only to receive poor marks, not unlike my fellow students. Because of this fact we received our first quarter averages. They were grades we earned , even though my peers and I do not know the means the teacher used to derive them. If it is true that my grades and assessments were discussed amongst the faculty. This is ILLEGAL, and my grades are confidential. This blog is one sided and biased, and it disappoints me that High school teachers are buying this. I thought better of them.

Anonymous said...

Dear ap kid, stop being such a narcasist. This is not about you get over youself, it is about district policy as well as the principal arbitrarily changing grades not earned and only for a few. There is a bigger picture than the few children in one class. This has gone on many other times unrelated to you. why so defensive have you grown up a little and developed a conscience?

Anonymous said...

Do you know what is really sad about this grade fraud situation? It's sad that some of the students involved (maybe APkid)in this situation probably did work hard and maybe did get the grade they deserved for the fraudulent semester. But because of a few who chose (and maybe even planned) to take the easy way out, there is a question mark over every student in that class now. Maybe some of the students in the class are innocent, and now feel defensive about all the grade fraud talk. If that is the case, those students should speak up about what REALLY happened and expose the few bad apples that spoiled the whole bunch.

APkid said...

Thank you to whoever defended me (I think). As far as I know, I did my work, and so did my fellow students. We were just handed a teacher who was not conveying the material effectively. Most people wouldn't know that the test scores on the exams were decent for only having two thirds of a semester to legitimately prepare for the tests. I understand that actual grade fraud exists, and so does grade inflation, however this is not a situation of it, nor is the district responsible of it. (the star fifty program, although it is a bad idea and I disagree with it, has good intentions). Thank you to whoever is understanding that we, the students, are not lazy and entitled, but kids who simply wanted to learn and pass an exam. To the person calling me a narcissist, I am only defending my integrity, as it has been called into question numerous times on this blog. I know that the world does not revolve around me. Also I pride myself on my moral values and know when I have done something wrong. This is not one of those cases. thank you.

HHS TEACHER said...

APKID, If the HHS teacher was given bad info from Concerned Hamburger about the AP class, as you write, and therefore was lied to, as your write. Perhaps you may consider that your principal gave you bad information, and in fact you were lied to....I am sure there is a mirror near by that you can look into. APKid, maybe you should think to change your name to APAdult?

Ann D said...

So this new Superintendent admitted that Mr Gallagher made up grades that changed the top ten and doctored up students permanent records, and then the BOE hires him. I can't wait until the next BOE meeting, I know there are several people in my neighborhood who have questions they would like answered. Concerned Hburg, when is the next meeting? Thank you for the info.

Klozman said...

Good luck getting any cogent answers at the next board meeting. You will either be shut up, told what you want to hear, or, if you push your agenda too vigorously, the taser awaits. That idiot Achramo is still looking for an excuse to tase Sally S. She has become a thorn in his side that he cannot extract. She is Deo Optimo Maximo.

AP Macro Student said...

To the anonymous poster who said that this is not about the students: Of course this is about the students; it's shown by the fact that we're the ones who are getting badmouthed for no good reason on this blog.  And now we're talking about college and how we're doing there?  Seriously, Concerned Hamburger, get a life and move on from this.  I'm one of the students who was there, and I've certainly moved on, but you're trying to force me not to.  Anyone who says this isn't about us is just stupid, because it's centered around us, and it has been for the whole time.

PS---I checked this post for spelling and grammatical errors, because apparently it's a really big deal around here. Also, I was one of the students who was in this class, and I got a 3.86 in the engineering department this semester. So far, you're losing any bets you've made.

APKid said...

Thank you AP Macro Student,

To the HHS Teacher,
I would like to inform you that the AP class had many discussions with Mr. Gallagher outlining all of the possible courses of action that he was considering. HE eventually decided that this was the best option. The only lies that are being spread are on this blog, which is the reason for my active participation. I have gotten over it, just as the AP Macro Student has, but the Concerned Hamburger refuses to let the issue settle. I know exactly what happened throughout the entire situation. The problem is, you don’t because you were not involved. If you had the intelligence I expect from a High school teacher you would practice what you preach and do your research before your opinion is formed, rather than believe the first person to stand on a soap box. Again, I expected better.

Defending HHS Teacher said...

"Discussions with Mr Gallagher about several options?" WHAT WERE THE OPTIONS? Am I reading that the AP Kid was involved in making the grades up? Were these students plotting with the Principal, or merely recipients of made up grades. This brings an interesting twist to this tale. You are assuming that Concerned H-burger and the other people on this blog are not getting the information from Gallagher. He is known to talk to teachers about issues that arise in the building. There are many loose lips in Hamburg, so APKid be cautious whom you believe. APKID you know some of your class mated didn't graduate with you in June b/c apparently you weren't there to advocate a plot to augment their grades to passing. Listen to the new super on the video.....are you suggesting he may be making this up too. What is made up are numbers on permanent school records. But don't feel badly, Hamburg makes up numbers all the time, just read the info on the School Business Office. Read the info on the kids that do nothing and get a star 50, you should consider yourself lucky that gallagher had a special treat for the "honourable" kids....lets call it a star 90. AS for AP Macro, congratulations on a well done semester.

APkid said...

Okay here's the deal,

There were several options, I do not remember them, but they weren't good ones. We did not decide to make up grades, nor did we influence the principal's decision to assign first quarter marks. This blog is lying blatantly, and giving half of the story, seemingly the half that only the teacher of the class, and his/her cohorts would support. You, the Teacher and "Defender" are buying it without questioning the legitimacy of it. That is all I have to say. I will see all of you at the board meeting on the fourth of January. Maybe the Concerned Hamburger will get some guts and reveal themselves.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I’m a 2010 graduate of Hamburg High School and this whole blog is a joke.

Let me start off by saying I was an honor roll/ merit role student, whoop dee doodle doo. The grades I received reflected how I did in school; none of the grades I received were ever a surprise to me. I would look at the Sun too Concerned Hamburger and believe me the list of students that got the High Honors, Honors, and Merits weren’t a surprise to me either. Honestly, I could look at that list and I completely understood why everyone stood where they were. You know who worked hard and who just didn't care. Everyone was placed in the right spot. You know this by being in class with them for four years. Now you’re telling me that the last year these top ten students were in high school they wanted to go out with a bang by getting free grades? What???? Are you mad? You must not know these kids. These kids wanted to learn so they went to the principal for help. The principal replaced the teacher and got them a new teacher who actually taught. I also believe Mike Gallagher is a much smarter man than to give free grades out and there is absolutely no proof of any free grades given from him, how do I know this? Its been reviewed by the counselors, this is all rumors. Go Mr. Gallagher!!! And to tell me that some of the nicest, smartest, and hardworking top ten students cheated their way out of high school, received grades they didn’t earn from the principal (?), planned this whole thing to take out an AP teacher (who didn't teach), that right there sir is complete baloney haha. The top ten students worked their butts off for everything they did, where they were placed and their FUTURE. I'm not a friend with either of them but I know who they are and they don’t posses the evil this blog consists of. So go ahead talk all you want Concerned Hamburger, teachers at Hamburger (who I’m shocked and disappointed to hear say terrible things) and people who have no idea what happened, but we know the honest truth. So eat that burger.

Why don’t you do some research on that Ap Teacher that was removed from this class Concerned Hamburger, since you’re so good at it. I would like to know.

Anonymous said...

APkid you are naive if you think the RSB is going to even address grade fraud in January. It won't be on the agenda and you will not get a single RSB member to do anything but bobble their head. Have fun sitting through a meeting.

Anonymous said...

APkid how is this blog lying? As far as I have read the author only took what Achramo said. Maybe you should ask him why he lied to the board.

Concerned Parent said...

What? Are you people blind? From everything I've gathered, so far the author of this blog has only taken info from his/her point of view which makes all of this information worthless.

Sam said...

Concerned Parent, are you blind? Have you not read all the comments from APkid? Sounds like you are a parent of one of the AP students. I hope you didn't condone changing the order of the top ten.

Concerned Parent said...

What?? No? Because Ap kid makes sense unlike most of you people. I'm sticking up for the children of Hamburg because no one will. I'm not a parent of any of them. My child is in the Middle School. I'm a reader of this blog just as you are. Unless you are friends with Concerned Hamburger and helping back them up? Hmm right back at you bud.

canisius grades said...

Concerned parent: perhaps u should keep your child away from HHS, or atleast now you know the principal will make up your child's grades if they don't like a teacher. That is not done in private schools.

Give me the guidance dirt said...

2010 graduate of Hamburg High school how would you know what the guidance counselors did? Sounds like you might not be a 2010 grad. What other information do you have about what guidance did?

Anonymous said...

Oh I am a student believe me. I'm stupid and know nothing, so I must be a student. I talked to a couple counselors a few days ago. Its a new thing called talking. Like instead of going on this dumb blog to draw conclusions I went to the office. They reviewed whole incident. There were no free given grades!!! Why do you think nothing happened? Doyy!

Sam said...

Wait, wait so guidance says nothing happened but the superintendent says grades were changed in almost every instance to reflect first quarter grades. We have a comment from a kid who supposedly talked to guidance and a recording of the superintendent. Gee I wonder who I will believe. There is no he said she said, Mr. Achramovitch is on tape.

Anonymous said...

Well Gee Sam, you make me sound as dumb as someone who believes a 10 second recording tha automatically means that the new super, school board and principal were trying to cover up "Grade Fraud" and that it even took place from a recording that was a span of ten seconds. Oh yeah, that's you! lol Yeah? Who sounds dumb now. And because I did my own research that makes me dumb? lol I never said you had to believe it either, but maybe some people will listen before making more conclusions from this blog.

Apkid said...

There were no free grades. we earned the first quarter grades, and the second quarter grades were changed to reflect them due to a lack of credible ones from the teacher. The class does not know where the first quarter grades came from, as the teacher never told us how we would be evaluated, or gave a syllabus.
I do not care if the grade fraud will not be addressed at the meeting. I will be there in case it is brought up.
I thank you concerned parent, for understanding that there is more than just this blog.

Sam said...

And you think guidance would tell a "student" the truth? They cannot discuss the grades of students (FERPA). I do not believe for a second that you "did your own research."

Anonymous said...

APkid, why were the grades the teacher gave credible 1st quarter and not 2nd?

Anonymous said...

I did not talk to the counselors about the Grades all I asked was there Grade Fraud and they laughed at my face. They told me that there was none and that I should stay out of the whole mess. Again, I don't care what you think Sam.

Sam said...

Wait, wait where did you speak to a "couple of counselors a few days ago"? Are the guidance counselors in over winter break? Wait, wait did "they review the whole incident" or did they laugh at your face? Maybe you should get your story straight.

Kirby Salesman said...

If you didnt know how the teacher arrived at your grades, why did you wait until January to explore this issue? Perhaps your first quarter grades were flawed, but apparently acceptable....????? Any teacher on mother earth will tell you that first quarter grades are always higher than second and third quarter grades. Kids get involved in music, sport and flights of dramatic fancy that take them away from the reality of being an educated person. I find it interesting that at Hamburg, guidance counselors make up grades with principals? Why do you think Gallagher was told to leave North Collins.....? and itsnt the Mayor of N. Collins in your guidance dept? WOW....do you people buy vacuums from door to door salespersons, if so, I am on my way to hamburg with Kirbys in hand!!!!!

APkid said...

Kirby Salesman,

Wow, I am impressed by how much ignorance can be concentrated in one blog comment. We are the top kids in the school, and yes we do do music and sports, but being seniors, we had done so for four years. It was not unusual. We realize that grades are lower second quarter, but not failing. The guidance counselors had nothing to do with it, and the grades were not made up (for the ten thousandth time). I would also like to point out that participating in music, art, and sports, correspond statistically with higher test scores, and IQ's. The first quarter grades are not flawed, however we do not know how they were derived. we had been given adequate assignments, tests, etc.

Truth will come to light said...

Anonymous, "IF THERE WAS NO GRADE FRAUD" Why were you admonished to stay out of the whole mess?
What mess? Perhaps the one that a guidance counselors started with the principal and the superintendent, and I was told a washed up lawyer from BOCES. How about a grade book, corrected tests, student work, self-assessments, real data!!!! According to this blog, the district was given self assessments by the teacher...where are they? Did the RSB ignor? And if you are so connected to the district, why didnt you contact the teacher? Are you part of the cover-up...sounds like it!!!!

HSBC Executive Hong Kong said...

With 17,215 page views....I can only think that the fraud in Hburg is widespread. The children who tearfully defend the fraud on their records ought to be shamed that so many people know they took what wasnt theirs. Thousands of people know that class of 2010 was a fraud. Oh well, this too shall pass, and one day these kids will learn a lesson, happy new year. I just hope they dont come to me looking for a job.

AP Macro Student said...

He was told to stay out of the mess because while there was no grade fraud, there are people who think there is, and these people who think that the district is full of gangsters also happen to be people who trample anyone who gets in the way of their ridiculous plots to overthrow the district and muckrake like there's no tomorrow. There's a mess because there's people throwing insults at the students who deserve to be commended rather than hated and speculated about. The mob mentality of this blog is sickening; I understand that there are problems in this district, but I'm saddened by the fact that some shrouded figure can start a blog that spews nonsense, and people will back it up just because it badmouths district officials. Seriously people, get a pulse and listen to what's being said before you believe it.

AP Macro Student said...

"The children who tearfully defend the fraud on their records ought to be shamed that so many people know they took what wasnt theirs."

I'm not defending this tearfully, I'm defending this because I know what's right, and I know what's the truth. I'm not defending fraud; I'm not that stupid, and none of us are. The people that "know" that we "took what wasn't ours" don't know anything but lies. You people seem to think that we're all just whiny kids who don't know what happened and took grades that were handed to us. For the last time, that's not how it worked. We went to the principal because a teacher wasn't doing their job, not because we wanted to change our grades. If you let this stupid blog change the way that you look at Top Ten students, I feel bad for you for being so gullible.

Anonymous said...

Rock on AP Macro Student! Rock on!!!!

EL ED TEACH said...

What is a credible grade? Credible=Believable, so the students didn't believe their grades? Then, these kids went to see guidance during winter break, and they talked about grades, and then they laughed about it? I wonder how hard the kids who didnt graduate laugh at the few points they needed to graduated. Thou doth protest too much.

Klozman said...

As I commented weeks ago when this topic first appeared, altering grades is a common practice in every school system, and both admin and teachers are under great pressure by influential parents to adjust the grades of the privileged few. I personally know two high school teachers who were told that the would never become tenured if they refused to do so. Both eventually quit teaching and pursued other fields rather than surrender their principles. I reiterate, good luck getting anywhere with this issue. Idealism from either side won't hack it. This is a practice set in stone.

John Dewey said...

Good point Klozman, you are a voice of reason. As we say in the business, "unprincipled teachers become principals". Ergo, the grade fraud at the principal's level.

Happy Hamburg Hubby said...

Persona non grata.....concerned hamburger, apparently the recipients of the grade fraud did not count on this issue being revealed. As a spouse of a teacher in Hamburg, I was told the kids were told NEVER to talk about the grades. Another Hamburg dirty secret? Maybe a public meeting should be called to flush this issue out, and make the culprits accountable.

APkid said...

Klotzman,

I would like you to know that although this is apparently prevalent in other school districts, it is NOT the case here. Just as AP Macro Student said, and just as I have said thousands of times before, THERE WAS NO GRADE FRAUD. Honestly, the credibility of this blog is minimal at best, and you are believing it. If you want to think we are some entitled students with influential parents you are sorely mistaken. My parents have about as much influence in the district as a stale piece of toast. Try getting some information rather than believing the first thing you hear. Then, and only then, I might consider your opinion valid.

Klozman said...

APkid...Frankly, my thinking has been influenced not one iota by anything written herein. Nothing blogged by anyone on either side of this issue has tempered my opinion. My comments are based on decades of experience, speaking with myriad instructors at all levels of education, not on the petty quibbling contained in this Blog. Only the comments made on tape by Achramovitch (tough to get around that one) have shed light. Whether you believe this charge or not or care what I say is of zero interest to me. If you believe HHS unique I certainly have no desire to burst your bubble. Pax tecum.

A wise person once said...

I just read over this blog, and there are a lot of ridiculous and uniformed comments. As I read them, I kind of blew them off at first since I was a part of all this first hand, so I knew how stupid said comments were. But as I kept reading, new commenters were basing their arguments off of those comments, which just perpetuated the ignorance, until this blog basically lost any legitimate claims or countering that it may have held, which, frankly, were sparse from the get-go. It's a shame, really, how quickly lies and libel diffuse.

Anonymous said...

A wise person once...I hope is was once upon a time...what are you talking about...what were you part of first hand?

Anonymous said...

Children, Listen to the audio look at the words as they scroll across the screen....that is reality. That is the Superintendent and he is talking about students in an AP Class at Hamburg High, and he is talking about the Principal. And he said, if the Principal didn't change the grades the top ten would've been different. Sorry, there is no Santa Claus....even if you want to believe...its fake, like the grades your principal gave you. This is UNHEARD of in any district. And if Hamburg alums are robbing banks, a small bit of advice...become a school administrator, and then you can steal legally!!!!

Just a KID said...

I had a few "friends" in this class, and obviously knew the others. I graduated in 2010. One of the boys was a student government elected official. He did NOTHING. He never bothered to go to most of his classes and when he did he was LATE. I saw it, and when I was late I got a detention. He and a few of his "girl" friends in the class did nothing in the class. He and one of the girls posted a video on youtube. In it this class officer was asked by an imaginary friend, Hanna, what do you like to do. This boy, repeat, boy, responded get teachers fired. I have known him since middle school, he is a phony. Everyone in the class of 2010 knew it!!!! There were a few kids in the class that belonged there, but most of them just signed up to boost their final grade for class rank. Its a FACT. I heard the conversations. I am not sure if they realize how many people they negatively effected...teachers, mr gallagher, our class reputation, other students, and most importantly they hurt themselves because most of us thought they had no soul or character. Mr. Gallagher, change the grades back to what they earned, and try to make all of this Okay. I loved my teachers at Hamburg, even the ones that wrote me up (all the time;-) Just a word of advice from someone who spent more time in ISS and never once did an a AP. But, I have my honesty, so they can keep their grades. I am happy at ECC!!!!

Anonymous said...

I worked in the HAB and for GK. He should be V of Vendetta. He had it in for the AP Teacher...I know I heard it. I witnessed they way he acted toward staff, me included. Somebody should ask if the High School Principle acted by himself or if he was told to switch grades by GK. GK and the former Superintendent would go at it like kids in the playground. This mess of grades is much bigger than anyone on this website has said...it was about GK making his friends and family happy and he used others to do it and would hide behind closed doors. I saw staff crying leaving GK office, he just used the kids to make a teacher feel horrible. He didnt care about anyone but himself, and the former super was too week to fight him. If only others in the HAB would speak.....they could say alot!

Anonymous said...

Dear folks. It may seem like this is the right thing to do in high school, like this is where we defend our true liberties as students. This may seem like a place to do what is absolutely right in the name of good. I did this shit at my high school back in the day. It doesn't matter. High School is four years of your life that really don't matter in the big scheme of things. I didn't go to HHS. Once you spend a few weeks away at college, you'll forget all about this and then realize that this really was an inane waste of time. You're saying "No, this is all that matters!" to yourself right now. Give it time. Life isn't fair. Administrators have a job from hell. Do what you're told, you're still schoolchildren, like it or not. Graduate, leave, then move on.

Anonymous said...

Dear Folksy....what a down home view of the world. Lies, Fraud and character, or lack there of, will stay long after the grade fraud is forgotten. School Adminstrators are the biggest drain on our public education system. If the teachers were empowered by their BOE, they could discipline their own kids, and not have to send kids down to some assistant principal making over 90k a year who holds hands and sings cumbaya. Kids would be far better off if the teachers had the power to do what is right for them. Adminstrators are the poisonous fruit.

Anonymous said...

Dear Just a Kid, you are the biggest joke of this blog.

First off- You are the biggest creep.

Secondly, I find it extremely amusing that you have enough "guts" to come on here and tell us what's right about school- says the kid who spent most of his time in the ISS room haha. You know, it seems to me that you would be the kind of kid that wouldn't give two craps about school and working hard. All of a sudden you are? Yeah, you really shouldn't be talking.

I'm good friends with these kids and these are some of THE nicest, smartest, talented, down to earth kids at Hamburg. So don't tell me what you "think" they are like. And they will go the farthest in life. I'm telling you now. I could care less what you say otherwise. And I will really laugh if you tell me they will cheat through life. You know why because these are the type of kids that work their butts off for everything they do, they always have. Again, don't tell me otherwise because you don't know them!

Lastly-The kind of kids, the ones who don't work hard, end up in ISS all the time, don't do work, get in fights, do drugs, and just don't give a crap about school, that's what makes our school look bad.

Good Day.

Anonymous said...

Life goes on, ladies and gentlemen. We have this gran notion of right and wrong, of the true lies these evil, poisonous people tell us. It's all bullshit. You waste time worrying about this, and you'll see, it'll amount to nothing. Grow up, get realistic.

Anonymous said...

Students, Teachers, Parents, Leaders, Staff, Tax Payers, etc. Grow up. Do not ask questions, the door is shut for valid reasons. Look the other way, take care of your own. Move on.

Mom of HHS kid said...

6:14, really, look the other way? On grade fraud? I hope that those who know more about this than I will not stop until anyone implicated in this issue are called out and the students issued grades they earned. I know an educator that goes on this sight, who went to school with Arne Duncan, and was planning to send this info to him. Race To The Top, more APs, fewer teachers and a principal who makes up grades. Why dont we just send textbooks home to the kids and they can do distance learning and the principal can make up grades based on who cries the loudest. Then, HHS can slip further down in the rankings.

Anonymous said...

Taught under GK. Every smile was followed with a stab in the back. You were "asked" to do something, if you gave alternatives or begged off, the threat would follow. He also spend money like water where it suited him. Was never there for the students.

Hot-lanta said...

How bout the principals that have changed grades in Atlanta. Mr. Gallagher should be sent to the unemployment line A fraud. I read these comments from these kids on this blog. How many dropped out of college?