NY Mom Furious When Son Fails Regents Exams After Acing Classes

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A Brooklyn, N.Y., mother is furious and demanding that her son’s high school properly educate the child after he failed his Regents exams despite acing his classwork in the same subjects, the New York Post reports.

“He wasn’t educated,” Annette Renaud told the Post. “He can’t compete with students at Millennium, Brooklyn Tech or Stuyvesant. It’s a joke.”

Renaud, the PTA president at the Secondary School for Journalism in Park Slope, said that her son got grades ranging from 85 to 95 in his course work but failed his Regents exams in those same subjects nonetheless. She complained about the condition of her son’s school, accusing one teacher of selling jewelry instead of teaching and saying that another fries doughnuts and often leaves to do his laundry.


According to the Post, a mere 17 percent of the school’s graduates last year were said to be college-ready.

Renaud presented a petition, signed by 24 students, to Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña last month, formally accusing Earth-science teacher Joy Finerson-Adu of failing to meet most of the state’s required 1,200 minutes of hands-on labs.

“She does other things, like sell jewelry in the class, but no instruction has taken place,” the petition read, according to the Post.

“They weren’t fundraisers, but for personal profit,” Renaud claimed.

Another schoolteacher, Jason Slabodsky, allegedly gave students who did chores class credit. Renaud claimed that most of his students failed the math Regents.


A Department of Education representative told the Post that both teachers were being investigated.

Read more at the New York Post.

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