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Private Jewish school offers to ‘change’ students’ grades so they don’t get ‘hurt or discouraged’ by poor results

A private Jewish school has offered to ‘change’ students’ grades so they do not get ‘hurt or discouraged’ by poor results.

Yeshiva Ketana school in Long Island, New York, has told parents they can request two report cards – one with their children’s actual results on, and a second with inflated grades they can show to their kids.

A letter sent to parents of students at the all-boys’ school warned parents against showing their children their actual grades.

The memo, obtained by the Jewish Standard, said: ‘Since our goal is to share accurate information with the parents, and to discourage or hurt a student, great discretion must be used before allowing your child to view his report card.

‘Certainly, report cards should not be seen by students without parental permission and guidance.

‘If after reviewing the enclosed report card, you would like us to develop a second version of this report card for your son with higher grades, please call.’

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