A Hot Topic Many Like To Avoid
Corruption in our schools. This is about Atlanta, but it takes place across the country in every state. Some get caught and some don't. Those who don't reap huge bonuses and cushioned retirements at the cost of poorly educated students.
ATLANTA (AP) Ã¯Â¿Â½" Juwanna Guffie was sitting in her fifth-grade classroom taking a standardized test when, authorities say, the teacher came around offering information and asking the students to rewrite their answers. Juwanna rejected the help.
"I don't want your answers, I want to take my own test," Juwanna told her teacher, according to Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard.
That's teaching corruption and cheating in the classroom.
On Friday, Juwanna Ã¯Â¿Â½" now 14 Ã¯Â¿Â½" watched as Fulton County prosecutors announced that a grand jury had indicted the Atlanta Public Schools' ex-superintendent and nearly three dozen other former administrators, teachers, principals and other educators of charges arising from a standardized test cheating scandal that rocked the system.
Former Superintendent Beverly Hall faces charges including conspiracy, making false statements and theft because prosecutors said some of the bonuses she received were tied to falsified scores. Hall retired just days before the findings of a state probe were released in mid-2011. A nationally known educator who was named Superintendent of the Year in 2009, Hall has long denied knowing about the cheating or ordering it.
Hall was Superintendent of the Year in 2009. Wonderful.
Remember the Chicago Cheating Contest?
The children and parents have more character and integrity than Hall and 30 others school teachers, staff, etc.
Here is a link that might be useful: Cheats