hey in case you didn't know what this is about heres a bit of info :
i just finsiehd watching the film on it and i just wanted to know what happened to all the kids and stuff for example the kid who snitched on them at the end of the film he gets the crap beaten out of him ....so like i would love to know where he ended up and what happened to the others but i can't find anything on them. I typed it into google and all i got was amazon selling em the film . Can anyone help meWhen in 1995, Chicago's Steinmetz High School upset nine-time champion Whitney Young Magnet High School for the state title of the Illinois Academic Decathlon, onlookers hailed it as an all-American triumph of the underdog. At last, a school from a working class neighborhood on the city's far northwest side had seized a coveted academic trophy. To add even more polish to the victory, the Steinmetz team had exceeded its regional score during state competition by a whopping 9,400 points.
Then the glory abruptly faded. The second-place Whitney Young team demanded a review of Steinmetz's Cinderella performance. The decathlon judges determined the jump in points was suspicious. They asked the Steinmetz students to take a "validation test." The nine-member team refused and their coach, Gerald Plecki, backed them to the hilt. Not long after, however, a Steinmetz teacher received an essay from one of his students strongly implying that Plecki and the students had conspired to cheat.
It was true. With coach Plecki's knowledge and encouragement, the team had used a stolen copy of the decathlon test as its ace-up-the-sleeve. The national organization stripped Steinmetz of the state championship title. Chicago School Board officials called it the worst cheating scandal in the school system's history in 20 years. Plecki resigned.
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- 07-07-2005 14:36