Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Teacher cheating

  • The first time Bob Wilson, a former DeKalb County, Georgia, district attorney, interviewed educators suspected of cheating on exams in 56 Atlanta schools, he got nothing.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Amid a statewide cheating probe, the Pennsylvania Department of Education has prohibited teachers in Philadelphia, at three area charter schools, and in one other district from administering their own students state exams.
  • (Philadelphia Daily News)
  • The Dougherty County School System says teachers accused of cheating did not benefit financially from inflated test scores.
  • (WALB 10)
  • Nathan Deal before becoming law. Investigations last year found standardized test cheating in Georgia schools, much of it in Atlanta Public Schools and in Dougherty County Schools, where teachers were alleged to have helped students on achievement tests.
  • (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  • But teachers, a former staffer, parents, even a student - say those scores were achieved in part by cheating.
  • (Philadelphia Daily News)
  • Some of the teachers refused Allens request as they viewed it as cheating. First grade teacher Elise Sargent said their jobs were threatened if they didnt comply. There was a lot of confusion going on, said Sargent.
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  • but teachers, parents and a student have come forward to suggest cheating paved the way, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Sunday.
  • (United Press International)
  • Cheating on college apps is a complex problem confronting can't change overnight. Unfortunately, teachers remain underpaid and lack adequate training.
  • (Forbes)
  • "Teachers will be fighting over who teaches kids at risk because they will be afraid of their own scores dropping,'' she said.
  • (New York Times)
  • Its decision day for some Atlanta teachers: quit or be fired. The districts law department brought the first set of 120 educators implicated in the standardized testing cheating scandal in for mandatory meetings on Thursday.
  • (MyFox Atlanta)

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