Someone, maybe the Weekly, needs to investigate the following news. As the honest parents of an honest Paly 2014 senior who is being potentially cheated by fellow students in his college admissions right now, we are thoroughly dejected and disgusted.
Posted by watcher, a resident of Addison School
2 hours ago
"@ future former parent & no name -
One Paly student was recently caught altering her grades. She had been doing this for 2 years. She did not originate the means to do this and it has happened an unknown number of times. Comparison of teacher grade books with current transcripts sent to college admission offices show that some grades had been inflated more than once. Skelly refused to expel her & gave her a 1 week suspension.
PAUSD has evidence that this practice is not unique to this student & has been happening for at least 2-3 years. Where is the follow-up investigation of this criminal fraud? All transcripts sent for fall 2014 college admissions need to be rechecked & corrected. There are undoubtedly some recent Paly grads who won't succeed at their chosen colleges because they were admitted based on falsified transcripts showing a higher performance record than is true. Ask the registrar, ask the principal, ask Skelly, who may be removing himself just in time to escape some legal issues. Paly has done everything possible to squelch this, including not notifying PAPD, in order to avoid a nationwide academic scandal which will rightfully damage the school's reputation. I cannot believe that the board doesn't know.
Steps are underway to prevent this from happening in the future, but this must be dealt with openly & everyone should know. Criminal charges for all participants are appropriate. It is grossly unfair to honest students. It is grossly unfair to honest parents. It is unfair to the teachers. It's an unconscionable reward for heinous behavior which undermines any ethical standards. Tell us again how great Paly schools are? Would you like to buy a high-speed rail system?"
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