WASHINGTON – Senator Anthony Muse calls for the resignation of Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell after more than 140 seniors were highlighted for last-minute “assistance.”
He claims upwards of 70% of students entering Prince George’s Community College must take up to two years of remedial classes before they can begin regularly scheduled undergraduate curriculum.
“We have turned a two year college into a four year college,” Senator Muse said.
Parents have come forward alleging that students’ grades were changed from failing to passing, and teachers have admitted to changing grades under pressure from the administration.
Dr. Maxwell is credited with improving PGCPS high school graduation rates from 74.1% since he took over in 2013 to 81.4% in 2016.
The state found no evidence of grade fixing during past investigations.
Dr. Maxwell claims the accusations are baseless, though he declined to appear with Senator Muse this morning.
“Just come out and give an answer. Come out and listen to the teachers. Not appearing today is the same as not appearing in front of hundreds of parents who went to the school to talk about it,” Senator Muse said.
If grade fixing is taking place, he believes Dr. Maxwell should be held accountable for his actions going forward.