A Bronx school in New York is under investigation for allegations of credit irregularities that could threaten some students’ abilities to graduate this year, the Huffington Post reports. The New York Department of Education is examining Jane Addams High School for Academic Careers and its principal, Sharron Smalls for alleged credit padding–by giving students credits for classes they didn’t take–by “double dipping” and crediting students for two courses when they only took one.
“Clearly, there’s an agenda of credit accumulation, and it certainly plays into this,” Jane Addams math teacher told the New York Times. “There’s tremendous pressure to get students to graduate, but what has to be understood is that they’ve got to graduate the right way, according to the standards of New York State. And the principal made it a point to break the rules.”