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Atlanta Educators Convicted in School Cheating Scandal

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posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 04:23 PM
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That big school cheat debacle has yielded some criminal convictions.

11 "educators" have been convicted after the trials.

Now maybe it's time to "re-test" the ones who benefited from this scandal.

I would hate to be in a position to have to "trust" somebody who may have cheated their way into a high job.

I wonder if these cheaters got to their positions by cheating?

Cheating breeds cheaters they say.


Atlanta Educators Convicted in School Cheating Scandal



In a dramatic conclusion to what has been described as the largest cheating scandal in the nation’s history, a jury here on Wednesday convicted 11 educators for their roles in a standardized test cheating scandal that tarnished a major school district’s reputation and raised broader questions about the role of high-stakes testing in American schools.

On their eighth day of deliberations, the jurors convicted 11 of the 12 defendants of racketeering, a felony that carries up to 20 years in prison. Many of the defendants — a mixture of Atlanta public school teachers, testing coordinators and administrators — were also convicted of other charges, such as making false statements, that could add years to their sentences.




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posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 04:28 PM
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11 educators convicted, that should teach them.

Hey, well at least they teached the students something......right?
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posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 04:38 PM
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originally posted by: Rosinitiate
11 educators convicted, that should teach them.

Hey, well at least they teached the students something......right?


Yeah they teached them something alright.....that detention is more severe for adults when you cheat.



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 04:54 PM
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Well what do you expect?
When you base teachers employment and pay on the test results of kids being raised by idiots, somebody will cheat.



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: Hoosierdaddy71

Well, we have to find some way of evaluating teachers. Otherwise, we go back to the old union standard of simply giving them a raise for every year they keep the kids in the classroom whether the kids actually learn something or not.

I don't think that's a really useful way of rewarding them, either.



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 05:42 PM
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We lowered the standards for teachers decades ago. It is all coming back to bite us in the butt. These criminal educators need to be put in prison.

Here's another one that just boggles the mind:

Beaumont ISD Raided by FBI -- Texas to Take Over the School District



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