Atlanta Schools Created Culture of Cheating, Fear, Intimidation
Edweek Update 7/11/11: Report Details "Culture of Cheating" in Atlanta Schools and Superintendent Responds
involved at least 178 teachers and principals,
almost half of whom have confessed, the governor said."
And it's not just Atlanta, folks. The new rule must be "How to beat the system" which eventually leads to "Who beats whom?" Yet another tale of woe from our education system. This in from The NY Times:
Systematic Cheating Is Found in Atlanta's School System
A state investigation released Tuesday showed rampant, systematic cheating on test scores in this city's long-troubled public schools, ending two years of increasing skepticism over remarkable improvements touted by school leaders.
The administration of former superintendent Beverly L. Hall punished whistle-blowers, hid or manipulated information and altered documents, the investigation found.
The results of the investigation, made public by Gov. Nathan Deal, showed that the cheating occurred at 44 schools and involved at least 178 teachers and principals, almost half of whom have confessed, the governor said.
A culture of fear, intimidation and retaliation existed in the district, which led to a conspiracy of silence, he said in a prepared statement. "There will be consequences," Mr. Deal said.
UPDATE: Educators May Face Charges in Cheating Scandal - Reuters
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