Education Scandals

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Registered: 04-04-2001
Education Scandals
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Wed, 07-06-2011 - 4:10pm
America's biggest teacher and principal cheating scandal unfolds in Atlanta At least 178 teachers and principals in Atlanta Public Schools cheated to raise student scores on high-stakes standardized tests, according to a report from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Christian Science MonitorBy By Patrik Jonsson | Christian Science Monitor
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Registered: 10-25-2006
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 9:00am

It is sad, that teachers and administrators would cheat like that, when they are supposed to be role models for our children.

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Registered: 11-27-2009
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 11:32am
They should all be fired. I know plenty of unemployed teachers in Illinois that would love the opportunity to teach, without cheating the system or the students.
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Registered: 05-03-2011
Fri, 07-08-2011 - 9:23am
I can't understand how a teacher could cheat on the tests. Those are not the type of people we need teaching our children. I've been in the situation watching my students take these high stakes tests, worrying about how they would do and how that would reflect on me, but it never once crossed my mind to try to "fix" the tests. They should be fired.