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    Filed at 12:24 pm under by dcobranchi

    A NYC g-school student blasted her school during her valedictory address. The educrats weren’t happy.

    The valedictorian of a Brooklyn high school was escorted out of the building and denied her diploma yesterday because she trashed the school in a scorching graduation speech.

    The school says it won’t give Tiffany Schley her sheepskin until she says she’s sorry – but the 17-year-old is unrepentant.

    I think this probably falls under the First Amendment. Someone call the ACLU.

    5 Responses to “THEY CAN’T DO THAT”

    Comment by
    June 26th, 2004
    at 6:44 pm

    you know, it’s odd how there are alot of these types of stories, ones where the school didn’t like what the student had to say and refused to give them a diploma. I don’t see how they have that right, the child completed all the right courses, jumped throught all the hoops. How is it possible for them to not give them a diploma?

    Comment by
    June 28th, 2004
    at 8:09 pm

    At my graduation, my principal trashed the entire class. “The best years of your life are over! It’s all downhill from here! Now, you’ll have bills, jobs, children, divorces, etc.” For some strange reason, I liked his speech a lot better than the ones that the mayor and some unknown lady gave at the Baccalaureate.

    Comment by
    June 29th, 2004
    at 3:56 pm

    It’s amazing how many people can offer criticism of something, but not offer a way to fix it. If she truely cared for her school then she would have went beyond just complaining about the problems, but offer an idea to fix them.

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    June 29th, 2004
    at 4:28 pm

    Why is it her responsibility to fix the school. She’s not running them. She’s 18 years old. The teachers and educrats ran it into the ground. I think she’s pretty gutsy pointing out that the emperor has no clothes.

    Comment by
    June 29th, 2004
    at 6:11 pm

    For John:

    From the article I read, they cut the microphone before she got to the positive stuff. We’ll never know what she intended to say because she never got the chance.