Monday, July 11, 2011

Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal



Cheating has been going on in the Atlanta Public Schools for the past 10 years. Part of the reason for the cheating was to try to close the "achievement gap" between African-American and White/Asian students.  As this is an impossible task, the only way to show progress was to change the scores.

Atlanta got caught. But it is my guess they are not alone.


Last week, educators from Atlanta's school district were caught in a massive cheating scandal. Investigators exposed that for almost a decade, teachers erased and corrected students' answers on tests in an effort to boost their school's state standardized test scores.
An investigative report by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal's office found that over 78% of Atlanta public schools that were part of the investigation were found to be cheating.

2 comments:

  1. Of course they are not alone. Teachers are more than anything social engineers. The right people always get the right grades.

    We have an affirmative action spokesmodel posing as the president. There is no longer any illusion that any institution is on the up and up.

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  2. i CAN believe this hasn't caused more of a stink than it deserves...

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