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Posted on 07/07/2011 3:21:54 AM PDT by Libloather
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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.
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.
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.
I’m surprised by Atlanta acting like Orlando with every criminal allowed to walk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
“Years ago when this testing game came up...I predicted itd take only a couple of years before teachers realized that theyd 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.
I hope no-one looking at a felony charge got a get-outta-jail-free card....
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?
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.
More evidence - as if one really needed more evidence - that the nation’s public school system is run for the benefit of its employees.
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.
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.
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.
Yep, No Child Left Behind is just more feel-good-about-myself liberalism. Abolish the Dept. of Education now!!!
I had to laugh. . . .