Skip to comments.11 APS educators notified: You're going to be fired (Atlanta test-cheating scandal decade old?)
Posted on 03/04/2012 9:35:45 AM PST by Libloather
11 APS educators notified: You're going to be fired
By Nancy Badertscher
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
6:55 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012
Atlanta School Superintendent Erroll Davis took the first steps late Friday to fire 11 educators suspected of some of the most egregious of the school system's widespread test-cheating.
A state investigation, completed last summer, uncovered evidence that 180 APS educators were involved in systemic cheating focused on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test, a standardized test that's been a pivotal measure of a school's achievement. The investigation concluded some APS staffers, for perhaps as long as a decade, worked in secret to transform testing failures into successes by changing wrong test answers into correct ones. Some administrators either covered up the behavior or turned a blind eye to it, the investigation said.
After a round of resignations and retirements, about 120 educators remain on the district payroll but on suspension as the district seeks to force them out.
To date, the district has spent $6.2 million paying salaries to suspended educators, a $600,000-a-month expense. Legal fees have topped $700,000.
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Or, instead of going through the BS firing nonsense:
3. Assembly required
4. Repeat as required
5. End of problem and good compost
The wheels of justice grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine;)
If they’re fired they can collect unemployment bennies. If they resign they have to find work. And with their backgrounds, I’m betting they’re SOL. Unless they go to Clayton County or Dekalb County.
Their parents. I have come to believe, as did the author of a book I read did about 15 years ago, that the black culture discourages discursive reasoning. Not racial, just accidental. For the same is true of many other cultures. Some Asian cultures promote it, others do not. The Jews obviously do, and so does the French. The English, not much, at least not in the Second Nation, which Disraeli described in his novel Sybill back in 1845, and which survives today.