At Ballou High School, Washington, DC, it would appear that miracles happen:
Teachers... say they often had students on their rosters they barely knew because the students almost never attended class.
And yet, this year, every student of suitable age, including those who were absent more often than in class, has somehow graduated and been accepted by a college or university. At a school were only 3% of students were deemed proficient in reading, where the average SAT score is 782 out of 1600, and where, according to one teacher, those who do attend, in the loosest possible sense, “roam the halls with impunity.”
Of course I use the word graduated in the same entirely bogus way favoured by the school’s administrators.