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35 Atlanta "Educators" to Surrender in Massive Cheating Conspiracy

They had until noon today to surrender to police in the worst cheating scandal involving standardized education testing in American history. The thirty-five teachers and administrators represent only the first round of potential defendants in the appalling story, where “educators” spent more effort in burnishing test scores than in actually educating children — who got left behind in service to the ambition of the school system...

Investigators say Atlanta’s school district orchestrated a culture of cheating to benefit those at the top.

Nearly 200 educators admitted to taking part in the massive scandal: they tampered with students’ standardized tests and corrected answers to inflate scores. Some teachers had pizza parties to erase wrong answers and circle in the right ones. One principal allegedly handled altered tests wearing gloves to avoid leaving her fingerprints.

At one middle school, 86 percent of eighth-graders scored proficient in math, compared to 24 percent the year before. Prosecutors say that progress was a criminal mirage.

“The four principle crimes that are charged in the indictment are the statements and writings, false swearings, theft by taking, and influencing witnesses,” Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. said.

Beverly Hall is Atlanta’s retired school superintendent. Her system’s turnaround won her national fame, awards, and more than $500,000 in performance bonuses. But investigators say she pressured teachers and principals to cheat, and punished those who refused. Hall, among those indicted, has denied the charges. A grand jury recommended her bail be set at $7.5 million.

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Re: 35 Atlanta "Educators" to Surrender in Massive Cheating Conspiracy
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013, 09:32:10 PM »
Awesome, creating stupid kids and their answer is to rig the game, libiots are so predictable, pretty much confirms what we already suspected, and the teachers unions, politicos, the press and all libiots will proclaim this as an isolated incident and pervert it into a debate where more funds are needed for education!

They are incapable of admitting liberal indoctrination and new age feel-good teaching practices and multi-culti/diversity bullshyt over basic skills is a complete and utter failure.  You watch, the "debate" is about to get twisted, perverted and they won't be ashamed at it at all!

SSDD, we'll see more crap like this all over.  This is the tip of the insanity.
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Re: 35 Atlanta "Educators" to Surrender in Massive Cheating Conspiracy
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2013, 02:44:55 PM »
If it hasn't already come out, just wait for the Race Card.
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