Excellent HS Graduation Rates At Mostly Black Schools Spark State Fraud Investigation

Photo credits: Prince George’s County Public Schools/Twitter

This past academic year, high school graduation rates in the 90 to 99 percent range have occurred in bunches within the predominantly black public school district of Prince George’s County, Maryland.

However, four members of the Prince George’s County public school board are not convinced that the academic success achieved by the district’s predominantly black students is valid. Late last month, the Washington Post reported that Larry Hogan, Maryland’s Republican governor, has heeded to demands to launch a full-scale fraud investigation.

The four school board members who were suspicious of the high graduation rates in the Prince George’s County public school district believe that the success was attained as a result of “widespread systemic corruption.” The four members are a minority faction of the 14-member Prince George’s County public school board.

In their letter, the four board members allege that the graduation fraud has been going on since 2014.

“Whistle-blowers at almost ­every level in [Prince George’s County Public Schools] have clear and convincing evidence that PGCPS has graduated hundreds of students who did not meet the Maryland State Department of Education graduation requirements,” they wrote.

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