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Atlanta Public School teachers who cooperated in cheating investigation granted immunity
7/06/11

Posted on 07/07/2011 3:21:54 AM PDT by Libloather

Link only - Atlanta Public School teachers who cooperated in cheating investigation granted immunity


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: atlanta; cheating; georgia; immunity; teachers
Maybe this is where kids learn how to snitch.
1 posted on 07/07/2011 3:22:01 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Years ago when this “testing” game came up...I predicted it’d take only a couple of years before teachers realized that they’d have to revamp their system and cheat to continue their pay raises. So here we are. I would imagine that ninety-five percent of all teachers are teaching how to pass the big test, and not really teaching the real structure we all had back in the 1960s and 1970s.


2 posted on 07/07/2011 3:25:19 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Libloather

Par for the course where the government would otherwise expect a fifth-amendment stonewall in a serious scandal and have to resort to expensive forensics to ferret out what happened. But yeah, “my teacher told on your teacher!” As though it wasn’t unseemly enough a mess.


3 posted on 07/07/2011 3:28:24 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: pepsionice

Every test I ever took in Army training, the instructor more or less reviewed the questions and answers just before the multiple guess examine. The only thing they were examining was attention span and short term memory. Even then a lot of guys flunked.


4 posted on 07/07/2011 3:31:01 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Libloather

I’m surprised by Atlanta acting like Orlando with every criminal allowed to walk.


5 posted on 07/07/2011 3:31:06 AM PDT by GOPJ (Black flash mobs: street level reflections of elite liberal hatred for middle class America..)
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To: pepsionice

And thus, “no child left behind” ends up with more children left behind. George W. Bush, of all people, should have known better! It would have been smarter to look at factors such as the college bound and the kinds and pay of jobs gained by graduates, compared to the whole.


6 posted on 07/07/2011 3:33:58 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Libloather

Might as well. Even if they convicted teachers of something, they couldn’t fire them, only keep them on paid office duty. This way, they at least keep the bodies in the classroom, babysitting.


7 posted on 07/07/2011 3:35:09 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
George W. Bush was one of the worst Presidents in history.

He just looks ok because was surrounded by Clinton and Obama.
8 posted on 07/07/2011 3:36:47 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Libloather.


9 posted on 07/07/2011 3:39:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It wouldn’t have mattered. These lowlifes would find a way to cheat no matter how you arrange it. Bush was able to get this passed which is more than anyone else has done.

Shut down the Dept of Education and leave it to the states. let them fail if they so desire.


10 posted on 07/07/2011 4:08:15 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Tax-chick
Even if they convicted teachers of something, they couldn’t fire them, only keep them on paid office duty. This way, they at least keep the bodies in the classroom, babysitting.

Maybe.

The immunity will keep the teachers out of prison. But those same teachers could still lose their jobs, their pensions, and their state teaching certificates.

11 posted on 07/07/2011 4:08:47 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

Did those teachers do something wrong? Isn’t fixing test scores the same thing as affirmative action?

I think professors at Harvard and Columbia did the exact thing for a marginal student named Barry Soetoro?


12 posted on 07/07/2011 4:16:01 AM PDT by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: Libloather
From the story...

The immunity will keep the teachers out of prison.

But those same teachers could still lose their jobs, their pensions, and their state teaching certificates.

13 posted on 07/07/2011 4:23:31 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Libloather

The color of ones skin makes a difference in everything the social engineers in gov.con do.
I suspect thats why they will not go after the teachers.
Negros and mexicans get away with all sorts of things that whitey would go to jail for.


14 posted on 07/07/2011 4:36:52 AM PDT by winodog
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To: pepsionice

“Years ago when this “testing” game came up...I predicted it’d take only a couple of years before teachers realized that they’d have to revamp their system and cheat to continue their pay raises. So here we are. I would imagine that ninety-five percent of all teachers are teaching how to pass the big test, and not really teaching the real structure we all had back in the 1960s and 1970s.”

I didn’t think this would be a problem, as I figured that the testing organizations would guard the answers to their questions tightly...and I couldn’t imagine the teachers being able to answer the questions themselves.


15 posted on 07/07/2011 4:43:10 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Libloather

“Could.”


16 posted on 07/07/2011 4:46:19 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: Libloather

I hope no-one looking at a felony charge got a get-outta-jail-free card....


17 posted on 07/07/2011 4:48:34 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Tax-chick

Has the local union and/or NEA opined as of yet. Be interesting to see if they try and keep these teachers’ jobs. BTW..how many are we talking about?


18 posted on 07/07/2011 4:54:11 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: Libloather

Criminal immunity: Well! What would they charge them with anyway? Probably a fine at most.
What judge would place a teacher with an other wise clean record in jail for telling kid the snswers to a test?

Immunity from getting fired is another thing altogether.They didnt get that, obviously.

Another thing. This is Atlanta. Why is everyone acting so surprised?. The surprise is that this was discovered, and any effort at all to stop it is being done.


19 posted on 07/07/2011 4:55:58 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Libloather

More evidence - as if one really needed more evidence - that the nation’s public school system is run for the benefit of its employees.

Vouchers now!


20 posted on 07/07/2011 4:57:19 AM PDT by Mobties (Reduce the government footprint! Let the markets work!)
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To: ken5050
The article doesn't include any comment from the teachers' collective bargaining representatives or their attorneys, nor does it mention numbers.

It says: The trust parents placed in their children's teachers and principals has, for many of them, been broken beyond repair. ... however, unless they make arrangements for the private education of their children, they have no reason to expect anything but a continuation of the same procedures, only more cautiously.

21 posted on 07/07/2011 5:00:26 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I took one ROTC class in college many years ago (not sure why). When it was time for the test, the instructor would stand over me and whisper very broad hints to the answers.


22 posted on 07/07/2011 5:36:59 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Libloather

Immunity from what? Having the report submitted to a committee? I’ve read nothing about criminal charges. All this means is they will keep their jobs and the junta at the top will be reshuffled to other school disctricts.


23 posted on 07/07/2011 5:38:11 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yep, No Child Left Behind is just more feel-good-about-myself liberalism. Abolish the Dept. of Education now!!!


24 posted on 07/07/2011 1:35:39 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (It should be illegal for illegals to play with matches... just sayin'...)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Even then a lot of guys flunked.

I had to laugh. . . .

25 posted on 07/07/2011 1:38:37 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (It should be illegal for illegals to play with matches... just sayin'...)
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