Sounded like small town politics, but no

Failing Rio Grande High Student Allowed To Graduate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A Rio Grande High School senior with powerful parents is scheduled to graduate Tuesday night. Some teachers, parents and students said they are upset because the Albuquerque Public School district ordered the school to change the student’s failing grade.

The student failed his senior English class. It is a required course students must pass in order to walk across the stage and get their diplomas at The Pit, Action 7 News reported.

Sources told Action 7 News the senior’s mother is Bernalillo County Commissioner Teresa Cordova. His father is former vice president of the APS school board, Miguel Acosta.


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One Response to Sounded like small town politics, but no

  1. Heather says:

    What a great lesson for their kid – "honey, as long as you have some influence, nothing is out of your reach…and you don't ever have to EARN anything as long as you know the right people…"

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