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Atlanta cheating scandal teachers go to cells in hand-cuffs
Apr 3rd, 2015 at 1:53pm
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Atlanta cheating scandal teachers go to cells in hand-cuffs:
Eleven educators face up to 20 years in prison for inflating their students' test scores to get bonus money for their schools . . . and for themselves
The 11 teachers, testing coordinators and other administrators were convicted Wednesday of racketeering after a five-year investigation
Evidence of cheating was found in 44 schools across the Atlanta school system, with nearly 180 educators involved
A racketeering charge could carry up to 20 years in prison and most of the defendants will be sentenced on April 8
The cheating came to light after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported in 2008 that some student's scores were statistically improbable
Prosecutors said the educators were guaranteed bonuses by inflating scores, while improving the poor reputation of their school system
Superintendent Beverly Hall , the alleged ringleader who received up to $500,000 in payouts , died of breast cancer as the scandal went to trial
One principal would wear gloves to erase answers and write in new ones


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WOW!!
Can't trust teachers to give honest test in school? Looks like Georgia is really cleaning house and sending a message to other "teachers " That may want to try this!! Shocked Shocked
  

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Reply #1 - Apr 3rd, 2015 at 2:28pm
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Really no comments? Some of those teachers may have been gay!! will you answer now? Shocked Shocked Shocked
  

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Reply #2 - Apr 3rd, 2015 at 7:42pm
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I watched these administrators and teachers put into handcuffs and hauled away yesterday! Should have been a lot more of them. What were they thinking? Huh Huh Huh
  

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Reply #3 - Apr 4th, 2015 at 10:12am
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Redbeard wrote on Apr 3rd, 2015 at 7:42pm:
I watched these administrators and teachers put into handcuffs and hauled away yesterday! Should have been a lot more of them. What were they thinking? Huh Huh Huh


If you reward someone for based on a metric, you get that metric. If you award teachers for getting high test scores they will adjust their behavior in order to improve test scores. If the metric is a poor measure of teacher performance, then high-powered reward systems could do more harm than good.
  
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Reply #4 - Apr 4th, 2015 at 12:08pm
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Anyway, many liberals are against using standardized tests to assess teacher performance. This could serve as evidence of the bad incentives it provides to teachers.

(Since this type of cheating is the exception rather than the rule, I don't think it is the most relevant factor in determining whether paying teachers based on standardized test performance is good or not. )
  
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Possibly Logical wrote on Apr 4th, 2015 at 12:08pm:
Anyway, many liberals are against using standardized tests to assess teacher performance. This could serve as evidence of the bad incentives it provides to teachers.

(Since this type of cheating is the exception rather than the rule, I don't think it is the most relevant factor in determining whether paying teachers based on standardized test performance is good or not. )

Exception? There were 44 teachers charged in this. most turned states evidence against the remaining 12. These are supposedly professionals but were convicted of racketeering. If this is the moral standards of this profession it is time to clean house. Sad Sad Sad
  

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Reply #6 - Apr 4th, 2015 at 7:30pm
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Have the Teachers unions spoken out about this yet?

It will be interesting to see what they say
  
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Zephyr wrote on Apr 4th, 2015 at 7:30pm:
Have the Teachers unions spoken out about this yet?

It will be interesting to see what they say

Unions have very little to say in this criminal action!  predict Georgia will open it's investigation statewide and look at the rest of the school districts! This is outrageous! I'll be interested to see if Florida doesn't tighten up their testing methods. Shocked Shocked
  

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Reply #8 - Apr 4th, 2015 at 7:44pm
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Redbeard wrote on Apr 4th, 2015 at 7:40pm:
Unions have very little to say in this criminal action!  predict Georgia will open it's investigation statewide and look at the rest of the school districts! This is outrageous! I'll be interested to see if Florida doesn't tighten up their testing methods. Shocked Shocked

Yah but shouldn't they be hiring the Lawyers?

I bet there are teachers all over the nation scrambling to cover there asses LOL
  
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Re: Atlanta cheating scandal teachers go to cells in hand-cuffs
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Zephyr wrote on Apr 4th, 2015 at 7:44pm:
Yah but shouldn't they be hiring the Lawyers?

I bet there are teachers all over the nation scrambling to cover there asses LOL

Maybe they did! I don't know but maybe they don't in the case of a criminal conspiracy! Remember over 30 other teachers turned states evidence and pled to lesser charges.
They actually had pizza parties and sat around erasing and changing answers on the kids test. From what I read the ones convicted of racketeering were supervisors and the teachers tasked with administering the test! These people don't belong in a classroom!! Sad Sad
  

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