Mann School Test Scandal and Derek Rose's Injury

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By John Hubbuch

Riddle me this. First, why was Derek Rose after being held out of a game on Thursday still in a game on Saturday with the Bulls leading by 12 points, in possession of the ball ans 70 seconds left in the game?          

Second, was there cheating at Mamm prior to the 2012 spring ISAT tests. The teachers, principal and pressure to produce high test scores were all the same for a 2011,2010 and 2009. I'm a bit incredulous that this was the first and only time this happened. And yet I have read nothing about whether District 97 investigated the prior tests years.              

I'm jusy saying... Never mind the meaning of life. I would just like to get the answers to these questions.

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Brad Spencer, Sports Editor, Wednesday Journal  

Posted: April 30th, 2012 4:54 PM

Oh c'mon John. The answer to your first question is simple--Saturday was the first game of the Playoffs, and the 76ers were on an 8-0 run. Rose needed to be on the court. His ACL could have snapped in the opening seconds of Tuesday night's Game 2. Twelve points is not a lofty lead in the playoffs with over a minute left to go and momentum on the side of your opponent. You need your best players on the court to close out the win.

Dave Coulter  

Posted: April 30th, 2012 1:51 PM

Rose's injury is heartbreaking. We know how sports is - will there ever be a shot for him to get a title?

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