And the Stuyvesant High School cheating scandal goes on. In the wake of the discovery of an ill-conceived, cellphone-based cheating ring for the State-wide Regents exam at the prestigious school, Department of Education Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced today that 71 students there will have to retake the exam this summer. Oh, and 69 of those kids are also going to be losing privileges next year—like the ability to leave the school for lunch ("Why God?!?!?").
"Cheating has taken place for who knows how long," Walcott said on WOR-AM’s John Gambling radio show this morning. "Now with technology — and that’s why we banned cell phones — people have the ability to use new technology to try to cheat. So people are always trying to think of new ways to do things. It’s not acceptable. We’re not going to tolerate it."
Erin Hughes, a DOE spokeswoman, later clarified, that “exams will be invalidated for all of these students and they will have to retake them at a later date. The student who was photographing exams [Najmul Ahsan] will also face suspension. In addition, during the investigation, another student was found to have cheated on the Physics Regents by passing notes. This student’s physics exam will be invalidated and will also face suspension."
So, to all the kids who now have to retake the ridiculously not hard Regents exams at some point this summer? Let us, once again, explain to you the VERY easy way to study for these guys. Go online and search for the red Barron's Regents Exams And Answers books, buy it and just take a few of those practice tests in the week before. Since you all got busted on the Spanish exam, we'll even make it easier for you: here is the damn book. It costs $7.99. Oh, you forgot everything you "learned" in Senora Coopersmith's Spanish class? This book is, we promise, pretty much your teacher's lesson plan. Study up!