Promotion in Doubt

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Tuesday, October 06, 2009


Last year, the New York City Department of Education raised the standards for passing the 8th grade and ended social promotion--the practice of letting failing students matriculate to keep them with their peers. Radio Rookie AJ Frazier has always just skated by, so this meant he needed to change his ways. AJ reports on how the higher standards impact his work ethic and explores the shady line between getting promoted or being left behind.

Produced by:

Courtney Stein


Marianne McCune


Amon "AJ" Frazier

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