Skip to comments.Feds: Teachers embroiled in test-taking fraud
Posted on 11/25/2012 9:01:52 AM PST by grimalkin
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms.
For 15 years, teachers in three Southern states paid Clarence Mumford Sr. himself a longtime educator to send someone else to take the tests in their place, authorities said. Each time, Mumford received a fee of between $1,500 and $3,000 to send one of his test ringers with fake identification to the Praxis exam. In return, his customers got a passing grade and began their careers as cheaters, according to federal prosecutors in Memphis.
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It was at that point that I realized that any election voting coming out of these areas was meaningless other than to steal elections. The moral shallowness is shocking. Ethics are nothing to the urban dwellers.
I notice that the Washington Examiner delicately avoids posting Clarence’s picture, and instead posts the picture of a white man (director of the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation) talking about the problem of test fraud.
I bookmarked this story with “electionfraud” because the mentality is so closely linked. There are sections of our population that are truly destroying our country.
Weird. Either the title search doesn’t work or I’m not using it properly.
I wish it wasn't so freaking predictable.
It isn’t hard to make the decision that one feels the public school system is an utter and complete failure. It’s intention, from the START and based on Dewey’s teachings, was the destruction of our system of government and to use our children to do it. Well, now it has come to fruition and most of us are scratching our heads and wondering “How did this happen?”
It’s not too late to change it, but the people must do it. If the government won’t abolish the Dept. of Ed and forbid federal interference, then it is incumbent on the states to exercise their 10th amendment rights and REFUSE any input from them, AND the damn money. State universities should be made to do away with degrees in “education” and all control of the schools should be local. Kick out all interference by the unions; make ALL elementary schools “neighborhood” schools; make the intelligent assumption that not ALL kids should go to college and re-vamp the technical and vocational schools. Re-introduce the basics and do away with “multi-cultural” garbage.
We know what needs to be done. Who has the courage to do it?
Private or home school your children before it is against the law.
Public schools won't even teach about the founding fathers of our country because they are White people. Political correctness is killing our country....very rapidly. It's measurable by the number of people who vote for Democrats.
And after libs make private schools and home schooling (and they will) illegal, then what?
Didn’t they learn anything from Atlanta’s fiasco?
Yes. Maybe, some of the governors who are refusing to create state insurance exchanges might have the courage to ignore federal education edicts.
In the end, the only way we get our country back may be for 3/5 of it to ignore Washington and its money.
Heh. You put "learn" in a comment about modern teachers. Now, that's funny.
“Public schools won’t even teach about the founding fathers of our country because they are White people. Political correctness is killing our country....very rapidly. It’s measurable by the number of people who vote for Democrats.”
Gramsci, although he was communist, was right about some things.
We are soon approaching a point-of-no-return insofar as the youth of the nation are concerned. There will be too many sufficiently indoctrinated for us to make a difference any longer.
We saw the first warnings of that with this past election.
A relatively easy way to stop this type of cheating is to take a thumbprint of the test taker and compare it with the applicant.
“The pressure of passing the test could make people do things they normally would not do” So, it is the fault of the test for leading and causing these folks to cheat, is it? Poor things. Victims again.
I met John Stormer at a JBS gathering in 1993 and he autographed by 60's edition of his book None Dare Call It Treason and in a subsequent chat with him he told me, very painfully, son, "we've already lost."
That was in 1993.