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Filed at 7:32 am under by dcobranchi

The father, not the kid. (Well, OK, the kid was pretty dumb, too.)

Long Island school officials say they caught a sophomore cheating on a Regents examination last week and were quickly able to trace the cribbed answers – written on his hand – to the student’s father, an assistant superintendent in charge of exams and answer sheets in another district.

…As for the father, he had been praised as having a promising career and had planned to assume a new job next week as a principal in the Uniondale district. But now that is in doubt.

I can’t imagine what this father was thinking as he threw away his career over a stupid test. Is the sophomore Regents even high stakes?

2 Responses to “HOW DUMB CAN YOU GET?”

Comment by
Ian Lewis
June 28th, 2005
at 10:51 am

I am not from New York, but being from New Jersey I had a lot of friends from NY. And, from what I heard, the regents exams are pretty important. I believe that a kid can not graduate (or go on to college) until he passes the exam.

Comment by
June 28th, 2005
at 11:21 am

Yes- the Regents exams are used as an exit test. But that’s in the 12th grade. This kid was in 10th.