Ballou High School Grade-Fixing Allegations

Allegations of grade-fixing and excess absenteeism at Ballou Senior High School mirrors similar issues in urban school districts across the country.  Why does this happen?


Dr. Gregory Carr, Chair, Afro-American Studies, Howard University

Marcus Bachelor, Ward 8 School Board Member, DC Public Schools

Raymond Bell, Founder & President,             The Hope Project

Harold Fisher

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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