Organized Cheating Revealed: 11 Atlanta Area Teachers Found Guilty of Racketeering

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In the public schools, it seems that that when the going gets tough, the tough cheat!

ATLANTA — Eleven former Atlanta public school educators were convicted Wednesday of racketeering for their role in a wide-ranging conspiracy to inflate scores on students’ standardized tests.

Only one teacher was acquitted of all charges. The 11 convicted represented teachers, testing coordinators and other administrators who were accused of participating in the conspiracy dating to 2005, motivated by pressure to meet federal and local standards to receive bonuses or keep their jobs in the Atlanta Public Schools district of about 50,000 students.

Only one teacher was acquitted of all charges. The 11 convicted represented teachers, testing coordinators and other administrators who were accused of participating in the conspiracy dating to 2005, motivated by pressure to meet federal and local standards to receive bonuses or keep their jobs in the Atlanta Public Schools district of about 50,000 students.

A state investigation in 2011 found that educators gave answers to students or changed answers on tests after they were turned in. Evidence of cheating was found in 44 schools with nearly 180 educators involved, and investigators found teachers who tried to report it faced retaliation.

There’s your regressive-run public education system for you!  Is it just me, or is this training for regressive election tactics?  I mean, if you can win the vote legally, why not vote multiple times, or have a bunch of dead folks vote?

NOTE:  Don is having some technical problems, so I’ll be at the helm for a little while.  I really don’t have a lot of time, but I’ll do my best to get content up on a regular basis.

H/T: Wounded American Warrior

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