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Parents defend Atlanta school caught up in scandal (Cheaters "are an example of what is right")
AJC ^ | 8/02/11 | Ty Tagami

Posted on 08/03/2011 11:40:07 AM PDT by Libloather

Parents defend Atlanta school caught up in scandal
By Ty Tagami
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
9:39 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Parents of students at an Atlanta public school where cheating was alleged to have occurred on a statewide test on Tuesday night defended their school and teachers at a town hall meeting.

“We’ve been extremely pleased with the instruction my children have received,” said Quinnie Cook-Richardson, one of several parents at the troubled West Manor Elementary School who spoke at the meeting.

Her son’s teacher had him reading within a year, she said, adding, “They are an example of what is right with Atlanta Public Schools.”

Cook-Richardson was among a parade of parents who defended a school where the principal has been asked to resign because of the scandal surrounding the 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.

“This school is in pain,” said Sherida Ragland, the former Parent-Teacher Association president at West Manor. “There are 300 other parents who couldn’t make it [tonight] and they’re feeling the same way.”

(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atlanta; cheating; scandal; school

Up is down and down is up

1 posted on 08/03/2011 11:40:13 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
(Cheaters "are an example of what is right")

Hey, the future ACORN workers and Democrat ballot box stuffers have to learn their trade somewhere!

2 posted on 08/03/2011 11:42:50 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Libloather

“Howard Johnson is right!”


3 posted on 08/03/2011 11:43:27 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: Libloather
“There are 300 other parents who couldn’t make it [tonight] and they’re feeling the same way.”

makes me wonder how many parent/teacher conferences they found the time to make it to.

4 posted on 08/03/2011 11:44:18 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Libloather

Does anyone know of a another school, one predominately white, where parents have supported massive cheating on the same scale as this school, West Manor Elementary School, in Georgia?


5 posted on 08/03/2011 11:44:27 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Libloather
It is RACIST to hold Eric Holder's people to the same standards as people who are not Eric Holder's people.
6 posted on 08/03/2011 11:44:27 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: Libloather

7 posted on 08/03/2011 11:46:15 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Libloather
Parents defend Atlanta school caught up in scandal (Cheaters "are an example of what is right")

Their hero, Baraq Hussein mohammed 0bama got to the Oval Office through affirmative action policies and forged documents, so why should cheating be wrong?

Take Back AMERICA! Restore The Constitution!
FUBO GTFO 2012 !

8 posted on 08/03/2011 11:51:02 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Libloather

Wow.

Where are those missing 300 parents?

Trading Asian futures in the overnight markets?
Working late on a big contract?
Working a second job to support their families?
Playing video games?

You decide.


9 posted on 08/03/2011 11:51:09 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Libloather

These people are of a completely alien culture that is downright hostile and often violent toward Western civilization.


10 posted on 08/03/2011 11:52:24 AM PDT by Roninf5-1
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To: Libloather
“There are 300 other parents who couldn’t make it [tonight] and they’re feeling the same way.”

Actually, I spoke to all 300 of them, and they all told me that they want the school officials tarred and feathered in public for their support of cheating.

Hey, if we're going to "speak for" the people who are not present, why can't I join the party?

11 posted on 08/03/2011 11:52:59 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Libloather
Her son’s teacher had him reading within a year, she said, adding, “They are an example of what is right with Atlanta Public Schools.”

What the story doesn't tell you is that the young lad was 20 years old at the time.

12 posted on 08/03/2011 11:54:48 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Libloather

Atlanta City Schools are predominantly black. Their parents believe that whites get by solely by ‘cheating’ so it is okay for their children....racist, maybe....that still doesn’t change things?


13 posted on 08/03/2011 11:55:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Libloather
Her son’s teacher had him reading within a year, she said, adding, “They are an example of what is right with Atlanta Public Schools.”

Yeah, well, there's always one that slips through the cracks.

14 posted on 08/03/2011 11:56:20 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Libloather

If the pubic schools are so great in Atlanta, why did the teachers need to cheat?


15 posted on 08/03/2011 11:56:55 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: wac3rd

“Where are those missing 300 parents?

Trading Asian futures in the overnight markets?
Working late on a big contract?
Working a second job to support their families?
Playing video games?”

You left out the one they are at, sitting at home watching BET and washing down pork rinds with colt 45 malt liquor.


16 posted on 08/03/2011 11:57:43 AM PDT by RickB444 (Worry about and distrust anyone who fears a lawful person owning a gun.)
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To: wac3rd

“You decide.”

I’ll take “screwing to produce yet another group of useless bastards” for $1000, Alex.


17 posted on 08/03/2011 12:03:15 PM PDT by Levante
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To: wac3rd

Hopefully jail.


18 posted on 08/03/2011 12:07:23 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: apillar

Gonna get me some of that “Obama” “Stash”...


19 posted on 08/03/2011 12:08:40 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Well, hey - the kids in these schools might not know jack-all about anything, but they dis come away with huge checks drawn on the bank of phny self-esteem.

Just wait until they try to cash them in the real world.


20 posted on 08/03/2011 12:08:44 PM PDT by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: RickB444

You know, that is stereotypical...which we are not supposed to apply to any circumstance.

That’s why ever bumbling idiot, stumbling speaker, fat, food on the chin, loser, overpaid executive, loud talker, obnoxious neighbor, burglar or criminal is always shown on television as a white, Anglo Saxon male, nothing else.


21 posted on 08/03/2011 12:09:07 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Texas Eagle

Or that if he was even reading/speaking English.


22 posted on 08/03/2011 12:09:27 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Libloather

This is a joke, right?

Please tell me that this is a joke...


23 posted on 08/03/2011 12:10:02 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Levante

They had to attend a flash mob.


24 posted on 08/03/2011 12:10:16 PM PDT by lazypadawan
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To: RexBeach

Mongo just a pawn in big game of life.

25 posted on 08/03/2011 12:11:15 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: apillar

This too is what is wrong with public schools; grade welfare parents.


26 posted on 08/03/2011 12:11:38 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Levante

illegitimate children = income stream

OR

“a career in federally subsidized child-bearing”


27 posted on 08/03/2011 12:12:28 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Libloather

If the teachers were so swell, why did they need to cheat?


28 posted on 08/03/2011 12:13:11 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Texas Eagle

“If the pubic schools are so great in Atlanta, why did the teachers need to cheat?”

Exactly.

In Alabama, when they started implementing a graduation exam in the 80’s, it was a breeze, but it got incrementally harder over the next 12 years. Supposedly by the end of those years, the teaching was to have changed so students were better prepared for the test at the desired standards, but the schools really did nothing different. By the end of the 12, a large percentage of the students (white and black) did not pass it and instead of a diplomas, they got a certificates of attendance. I imagine lots of cheating going on there as well, but I’ve not heard of any yet. Testing is not a bad thing, but as a sole measure of what is going on, it is lacking.


29 posted on 08/03/2011 12:14:58 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Libloather

The sheeple are baaaaaing


30 posted on 08/03/2011 12:16:57 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Roninf5-1
These people are of a completely alien culture that is downright hostile and often violent toward Western civilization.

They've been taught to hate this country to the extent that I think it'll be difficult to recover for many, many years as long as they submit to the slave owners of the democratic party. During the WWII, the illegitimate rate in the Negro community was 7%, lower even than that of the Caucasian community.

Today it's over 75% and climbing, and they're ruthlessly slaughtering the children in abortuaries or condemning the kids to the one-parent-mostly-female "family" where the government (Obambi) becomes the "male" person in their household.

And the horrible thing about all this is how the Republican Party has allowed these criminal politicians to turn Lincoln into a democrat and make out that all Republicans are slave owners and Jim Crows.

31 posted on 08/03/2011 12:20:06 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: All

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32 posted on 08/03/2011 12:20:31 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Texas Eagle
"What the story doesn't tell you is that the young lad was 20 years old at the time."

Post of the day! LOL

33 posted on 08/03/2011 12:31:02 PM PDT by libs_kma (When I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool)
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To: Libloather
Quinnie Cook-Richardson, ...spoke at the meeting.
Her son’s teacher had him reading within a year, she said, adding, “They are an example of what is right with Atlanta Public Schools.”
Not bad Quinnie , except he's 16 and in the 7th Grade!

"Series', our Grandson was reading before he went to Kindergarten. And the only problem he had was with four syllable words. Now that Quinnie is an example of what a PARENT does for her children, help them learn and not wait on the gubmint to teach your spawn. Who by the way -- still have to CHEAT in order to pass a Standards Test. So YOU and your ilk are what is WRONG with Atlanta and its Public Schools.

Now go away and shut up.

34 posted on 08/03/2011 12:32:29 PM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: lazypadawan; MrB

Sadly, we’re ALL right.

But don’t expect clowns like Al Sharpton or the “Obama” to address this.


35 posted on 08/03/2011 12:33:00 PM PDT by Levante
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To: Libloather

Fine fine, defend yo school. Just know that when your kid tries to rob me I’m going to blow a whole through him the size of a basketball. We cool?


36 posted on 08/03/2011 12:34:04 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: The Toll

whole = hole

sorry, I was a child left behind.


37 posted on 08/03/2011 12:35:38 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: MrB

LOL!!!

This funnier than Mr. Obama’s bus trip!


38 posted on 08/03/2011 12:43:54 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: The Toll

“sorry, I was a child left behind.”

Ain’t much room on dem short buses, is dey?


39 posted on 08/03/2011 12:44:51 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Libloather

I was very surprised to read a parent survey taken a few years ago taken in a failing school. The demographics were white, black, and Latino. Although the school was failing, all parents across all ethnicity pretty much said the same thing - they were pleased with the performance of their students and schools.
I was shocked and very disappointed - how will our schools improve if the parents don’t clamor for it? I came to the conclusion then that it’s the result of PR.
It looks like a public school and it holds class sessions punctually. It has school dances and sporting events. It has honor students and valedictorians, just like adequately performing schools. Administrators tell them the same things that administrators tell parents at other schools. Their students are getting good grades and although the kids are complaining about teachers they don’t like and having to do homework, they are usually keeping up in their studies - this has given parents the impression that students are receiving a proper education. Aside from state’s criterion referenced tests (where the goal posts are not moved, tests are not scored on the bell curve) the rest of the year parents, teachers and students all are saturated in the promoted belief that they are the brightest, finest, and receiving a good education. There is an unwillingness to release the 95% impression generated by the echo chamber (great school and excellent students) to take hold of criterion referenced reality (your kid can’t do what other kids her age can do in math, English, science etc.)

Some of the teachers play victim cards throughout the year (with the few, unappreciated achievers working themselves into the ground trying to raise underprepared students up to perform AT LEAST near the grade level) and show parents how hard they work to provide ‘the finest education’ despite the ‘miniscule pay’ and all that overtime. But this was taking place in an epic landscape of academic failure - leaving the school’s students catastrophically unprepared for life after high school with minority students a few more grade levels behind white students who were also a few grade levels behind other schools in other states. So upon graduation - the students will not thrive although the white students may do marginally better and overall, both parents and students don’t know why they can’t find a job or decent wages- but the Sharpton race hustlers will tell the minorities it’s discrimination.


40 posted on 08/03/2011 12:50:29 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Libloather
‘Tis their right to believe what they like.

‘Tis also my right to hold them in utter contempt and give their vile screeching the silence it deserves.

41 posted on 08/03/2011 1:12:36 PM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: Libloather
They just want their kids raised the way they were, that's all.

Stupid and proud of it.

42 posted on 08/03/2011 1:21:39 PM PDT by Kenton (No hope, loose change - Buck Ofama)
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To: Libloather

Someone call them a whaaaaaaaaaaaambulance!


43 posted on 08/03/2011 1:34:25 PM PDT by ATLDiver
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To: Libloather
Parents defend Atlanta school caught up in scandal (Cheaters "are an example of what is right")

Starbucks + neurolinguistic-programming-for-idiots + Democrats

But I repeat myself.

44 posted on 08/03/2011 1:46:30 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: ransomnote; All

Very good post in a very good thread. Thanks.

From “The Law” -(CAPS mine)...excerpts...

...Now, legal plunder can be committed in an infinite number of ways. Thus we have an infinite number of plans for organizing it: tariffs, protection, benefits, subsidies, encouragements, progressive taxation, PUBLIC SCHOOLS, guaranteed jobs, guaranteed profits, minimum wages, a right to relief, a right to the tools of labor, free credit, and so on, and so on. All these plans as a whole — with their common aim of legal plunder — constitute socialism...

...You say: “There are persons who lack education,” and you turn to the law. But the law is not, in itself, a torch of learning which shines its light abroad. The law extends over a society where some persons have knowledge and others do not; where some citizens need to learn, and others can teach. In this matter of education, the law has only two alternatives: It can permit this transaction of teaching-and-learning to operate freely and without the use of force, or it can force human wills in this matter by taking from some of them enough to pay the teachers who are appointed by government to instruct others, without charge. But in this second case, the law commits legal plunder by violating liberty and property...

...Above all, if you wish to be strong, begin by rooting out every particle of socialism that may have crept into your legislation. This will be no light task...

Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850


45 posted on 08/03/2011 2:33:48 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Libloather

May these children be the ones to perform surgery on you or cut your paycheck.


46 posted on 08/03/2011 2:36:10 PM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: PrincessB

These well educated citizens are your next crop of state bureaucrats and functionaries as well members of your military and security agencies. Don’t fear these scholars will have a surplus of the ever valuable Self Esteem!


47 posted on 08/04/2011 11:19:07 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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