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'F' student graduates

"... teachers were pressured into giving Reina -- and other failing students -- minimally passing grades of 65, the equivalent of a "D," to get the credits needed to graduate, sources told The Post. ..."
Tatiana Reina wanted to graduate in the worst way -- and she did.

The 21-year-old was enrolled at Lafayette HS in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, for six years with a dismal record marked by truancy and failing grades. She faked her own graduation in 2007, donning a cap and gown and sneaking into the receiving line. Faced with "aging out" of the school system this year, she got a last chance and still didn't bother going to class.

"She was a no-show all year," a school insider said. Regulations call for at least 90 percent attendance to be promoted or to graduate.

But that didn't stop the principal, Jacqueline Boswell, from granting Reina a dipl


Added: Jul-8-2010 
By: Songun
Tags: Public Education, Teachers Union, Yes We Can
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