Atlanta is clearly the mecca for cheatin' educators due to the investigation that revealed that hundreds of teachers, dozens of principals, assistant principals and higher administrators, in dozens of Atlanta public schools cheated. The EDUCATORS, not the students did the cheating and that deliberately, systematically, repeatedly, brazenly, and sometimes openly.
Google the words "cheating" and "Atlanta" and go from there.
Teachers took the completed tests, erased wrong answers and filled in right answers. Simple, low tech. Kids score better. Schools score better. Administrators get bonuses.
Some jaw-dropping examples:
Principal holds cheating pizza party on weekends. Teachers bring the score sheets and erase between mouthfuls of pepperoni.
Principal enlists teacher who knows how to remove the tests from the sealed packets and reseal them.
Administrator picks lock of the office of the employee who is responsible for securing the completed tests.
Wholesale intimidation of whistleblowers and non-cheating compliant teachers.
The-buck-don't-stop-here, sez the Superintendent who received national Supt. of the Year award, based on the falsified data and who also received hundreds of thousands of dollars in performance bonuses. See no evil. Hear no evil. Speak no evil. Cash those checks. To heck with the school children.
This is not merely moral decay by rogue educators but about as complete and systemic a moral and ethical failure as one could imagine.
Too bad for the kids.
Look for the cheaters to wrap themselves in victimhood and blame it all on Bush and No Child Left Behind.