Teachers at a New York City school say their principal told them to inflate grades for special education students who failed to show up for class or complete work.

One teacher at the Eagle Academy for Young Men says she was told to give a grade other than zero for quizzes that students refused to take. In other cases, teachers were asked to pass students whose ability levels indicated they should fail.

The principal Osei Owusu-Afriye admits that some grades were changed. But, he says that’s because the students were not taught in accordance with their individualized education plans (IEPs).

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The New York City Department of Education is currently investigating the matter, reports the New York Daily News. To read more click here.