Skip to comments.Records: $645K In Bonuses Paid To Schools Named In (Atlanta teacher cheating) Scandal
Posted on 08/10/2011 5:17:28 AM PDT by Libloather
Records: $645K In Bonuses Paid To Schools Named In Scandal
Records Detail Bonuses Paid To APS Staff, Teachers
Updated: 6:37 pm EDT August 9, 2011
ATLANTA -- Channel 2 Action News has obtained records detailing bonuses paid to teachers and staff at schools implicated in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal.
Channel 2's Tom Regan put in a request for the documents on bonus payments two weeks ago. He received the records on Tuesday and has been poring over the documents.
Regan said the documents detail bonuses that were paid out from January 2009 to the present.
According to the documents, performance bonuses ranged from $100 to $1,500.
Virtually the entire staff, teachers, principals, permanent substitutes and secretaries got bonuses when the school reached performance goals for testing and attendance.
Regan found that 15 of the 44 schools named in the cheating scandal received a total of $645,000 in bonuses.
What Channel 2 doesn't know is how much of that money was from corporate contributions and how much was paid by taxpayers.
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As I’ve said before - this involves fraud, conspiracy and public funds.
Where are the prosecutions?
You’re joking, right? It would cost more than $645,000 to remove even one of these teachers and administrators from her position, even if she were convicted of first-degree murder. They’ve probably already paid much more than that having them on paid suspension.
The school district will be lucky if it doesn’t end up owing them merit pay, damages, and promotions.
Btw, it’s not a failure of the system: it IS the system.
Thanks for posting, Libloather. Another OUTSTANDING example of why we need to...DEFUND socialist collectives, foreign and domestic. Enough of our hard-earned money has gone down too many socialist ratholes (apologies to rats).
Prosecuting mostly black government functionaries in black run Atlanta? It will never happen.
The governments of Atlanta, DeKalb county and Fulton county are set up to transfer wealth from the taxpayers to blacks. This was just one of the innumerable ways this happens. One that happened to catch the public eye and wasn't quite as difficult to unravel as the rest.
Gimmee da money.
Halls previous job was heading Newark, NJ schools----composed primarily of poor black students. During one three-month period alone, Hall and her staff spent $92,000 on food and catering. Later $73 million was found missing from the school budget.
Hall---now under scrutiny for rampant, systematic cheating on test scores involved 44 Atlanta schools and 178 teachers and principals----was named 2009 Superintendent of the Year award by the American Association of School Administrators for "increasing Atlanta district's test scores and graduation rates."
Georgia investigations also found Hall punished whistle-blowers, hid or manipulated information.......and altered documents. (In some states, altering official documents is a felony.)
I agree. Any system in which individual customers do not make personal choices and pay for them, and in which individual employees are not responsible for their personal successes or failures, is going to be more or less dysfunctional. The longer the system is in existence, the bigger it gets, and the more influence non-customers have, the worse things will be.
This appears to be a natural law of human behavior, which no amount of wishful thinking or attempted "social engineering" will change.
It's your money and you owe it to them anyway.
There will be no prosecutions because Eric Holder will mandate that to do so would be in violation of their civil rights to engage in fraud and conspiracy.
Prosecutions? Remember, this IS Detroit South. Who’s to prosecute the guilty; the guilty? The story will end with ‘taxpayers, like the kids, end up screwed again’. At least SOME of the taxpayers can read; only about 10% of the APS parents probably pay taxes. The voters at large defend the cheating actions; it’s their ‘thang’; you wud’nt unnerstan.....
“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.”
Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850 - “The Law”