3 Lent - John 2:13-22
Tiffany France thought her son would receive his diploma this coming June, reports Chris Papst for Fox News Baltimore.
But after four years of high school, France just learned, her 17-year-old must start over.
He’s been moved back to ninth grade.
In four years, he passed three of his 25 classes.
His 0.13 GPA ranks 62nd in his class of 120 – middle of the pack.
France says she didn’t know that until February, Papst continues.
She has three children and works three jobs.
She thought her oldest son was doing well because even though he failed most of his classes, he was being promoted.
No one from the school told France her son was failing and not going to class.
“I feel like they never gave my son an opportunity, like if there was an issue with him, not advancing or not progressing, that they should have contacted me first, three years ago,” said France.
“He's a good kid.
He didn't deserve that.
Where's the mentors?
Where is the help for him?
I hate that this is happening to my child."
"I get angry. There's nothing but frustration," said a City Schools administrator, who
asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation.
His transcript is not unusual to me.
I've seen many transcripts, many report cards, like this particular student."
"I don't know what to do for him,” France told Project Baltimore.
“Why would he do three more years in school?
He didn't fail, the school failed him.
The school failed at their job.
They failed. They failed, that's the problem here.
They failed. They failed."
When Jesus stepped into the temple, he saw a system that was failing people.
He didn't crack the whip on the sinners seeking forgiveness, or the money changers doing their job, or any of the fai