BROOKLYN - Brooklyn's famed basketball school, Boys and Girl High School, is getting a shake-up by Principal Bernard Gassaway, who is trying to put the "student" back in "student-athlete."
Under the current Public Schools Athletic League rules, student-athletes can fail two classes and still play.
Gassaway is changing the rules, requiring that student-athletes must pass most, if not all, of their classes. Some athletes, coaches and parents fear the change may take away the school's chances of winning games.
"It's all about education," says Gassaway. "It's all about achievement, academic achievement. And the basketball, football, track, all that stuff is like extra."
However, some parents are supporting the change, even if it means their children won't be able to play.