Due Process: Even in High School

Marsha Goldwyn, 16, was taking the New York State Regents exam last January when she was discovered to have scratch paper filled with extensive notes.

Taken before Acting Principal Peter Lopiparo, she claimed that she had crammed for the exam and had scribbled down the notes during the first half-hour of the test period. Lopiparo refused to believe her, asked her to copy them as fast as she could. After 20 minutes, recalls Lopiparo, she was not even a quarter of the way, so he grilled her for two hours until, in tears and near hysteria, she gave him a...

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