Skip to comments.Every Issue Except Cheating Taken Up At NEA Convention
Posted on 07/25/2011 5:25:25 PM PDT by Kaslin
A national scandal hit the news when Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal released a 413-page report describing how hundreds of Atlanta public school teachers and principals had been cheating during the past 10 years on standardized tests in order to falsely report that their schools were doing a good job and the kids were improving.
A total of 178 teachers and principals (38 were principals), 82 of whom have already confessed, had fraudulently raised test scores so their schools would meet test targets set by the district and thereby qualify for federal funds.
The truth came out after a 10-month inquiry by 60 investigators conducting 2,100 interviews. The investigation showed that principals and teachers in 56 schools had been cheating since 2001 by various methods, such as erasing wrong answers on tests and inserting correct answers.
The high scores of Atlanta schoolchildren had enabled Superintendent Beverly L. Hall to collect $600,000 in performance bonuses over 10 years to supplement her $400,000 annual salary. Two national organizations honored her with the title of "superintendent of the year."
According to the report, Hall and her top staff "created a culture of fear, intimidation and retaliation," concealed by "a conspiracy of silence and deniability," that allowed "cheating at all levels to go unchecked for years." Those who dared to report concerns about cheating "were held in contempt and punished," sometimes by termination.
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Might not be "Super of the Year" anymore, but could easily win "Hustler of the Year" being able to rake in a cool million a year pimpin' the way she did.
The Non-Educational Associates. Thanks Kaslin.
So what action did the NEA call for to end teachers molesting the children?
But it was a major hustle all the same.
Since you want to change the subject, I’ll ask you are you okay with teachers cheating on the students test result, just so it makes the school system look better?
Back when No Child Left Behind started, I assumed that teachers would simply “teach the test” in order to get around the standards, but I didn’t know that they would go far beyond that, institutionalized cheating. How wrong and unimaginative I am.
Headline says EVERY ISSUE.
Cheating is corruption and needs to be prosecuted.
Taxpayer funded NPR had no less than 3 separate reports about Catholic Church sexual molestation of children. Just waiting for the same accountabilty from taxpayer funded and shielded teachers.
But it’s NEA Democrats, cheating, promotions, bonuses, and sexual abuse are a given.