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Atlanta teachers convicted in grade-inflation scandal

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by old_tony, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Indeed. The idea that their employment would be decided by these useless tests that are destroying the educational system is a national embarrassment.

    I am glad that you, I and the person who implemented the testing during the Bush Administration agree.
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  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Stick that worm in the water and see what nibbles, T.
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I certainly hope no academic irregularities develop at charter schools. That would be awful.
  5. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Truly comical that people continue to try to make this a partisan issue. Politicians in both parties are responsible for the "reforms" in education, which in most cases amount to an attack on teachers and administrators.
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  6. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Yes. It's terrible that people would try to make this partisan, going so far as to defend what happened in Atlanta.
  7. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    There is no defense for it, but if you don't think the insane focus on testing and "reforms" in education played a major role in this issue, you are fooling yourself.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2015
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Imagine what would happen if there was an audit of crime stats.
  9. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Other than tests, how do we find out if kids have actually learned anything?
  10. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Not that it's going to matter to many 'round here, but it's pretty clear this whole thing is a textbook case of a/the bureaucracy looking out for itself at the expense of those it ostensibly serves. Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's reporting, the superintendent (who died recently) pushed for standards (re: test scores) in excess of NCLB and then pushed to keep them rising because she was being rewarded.

    Eleven former teachers and administrators guilty in cheating... | www.ajc.com
  11. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    I have two wishes: We cure cancer ASAP and that o_t starts the thread when we do so the LTLs and Starmen of the board can get all pissy about it.
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  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    You shouldn't stay this ill-informed about the testing-industrial complex as your kid starts school. Learn about it.
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