I'm not going to review all the latest details because I think this is absolutely ridiculous and why we in the U.S. and in our high schools and colleges allow TOO MUCH emphasis on sports. I absolutely believe sports helps keep many kids interested in school and focused (don't get a good grade, no participation). But time and again we see "star" athletes protected. That the Athletic Director and possibly the principal were jumping through hoops to protect this player is wrong.
Someone is NOT telling the truth.
That Garfield was severely overcrowded and yet somehow there was room for a 3-person class with a sub teacher is disgraceful and there is NO excuse for it in these hard fiscal times.
I'm sure the student will sail into UW and be a big basketball star and still can't string two sentence of basic Spanish together. This is not what education should be.
I note this comes one day after the district announced that FIVE Garfield students are National Merit Scholars. This is out of 15,000 students eligible and 1500 awards made. They are:
- Ben Corwin
- Josh Davids
- Tai Levy
- Lucie Saether
- Emily Shack