Reports indicate that cheating is rampant and the faculty turnover is alarming. Teachers were ordered not to assign homework and "to pass all students no matter what." Since this school gets federal funding through School Improvement Grants, it appears that these maneuvers were aimed at preserving this funding.
These illegal actions are in conflict with the terms of the federal grants and are detrimental to the academic standing of the students, jeopardizing their ability to pursue higher education or to obtain meaningful employment. We need to get to the bottom of this problem. Any guilty individuals should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. A more careful evaluation should be conducted of individuals to be entrusted with the sacred duty to educate our children both morally and academically.
Raoul Carubelli, Oklahoma City