Anxiety rises with grades
Googling to graduation.
Click, click, credit.
That's what critics call "credit recovery" education programs, which are increasingly used at high schools across New York as a way for struggling students to complete coursework online or using workbooks in subjects they've previously failed or in which they've fallen behind.
School employees who administer credit recovery programs and some graduates say many students simply Google the answers and fill in the blanks, because there is little adult supervision. Even though schools have panels of educators to approve all work that receives credit, some worry it's not enough to prevent abuse.
On YouTube, there are dozens of student tutorials on how to cheat the system. Students can open up a separate Internet browser on screen and look up answers to test questions. They don't even have to do it surreptitiously at school, since many are able to log on to the programs right at home.