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Public School Scandal: grade fixing parties held in Atlanta including a principal with rubber gloves to hide finger prints.

Suspects in Atlanta cheating scandal surrender


ATLANTA (AP) — The first of more than 30 defendants expected to surrender Tuesday in Atlanta's school cheating scandal have turned themselves in to authorities.
Fulton County Jail records show that Tameka Goodson was in custody early Tuesday after being booked into jail on charges of racketeering and making false statements and writings. Goodson was an instructional coach at Kennedy Middle School.
Her attorney, Raymond Lail, told WAGA-TV that Goodson is "absolutely not guilty of these charges."
News media outlets reported that a second suspect, Usher/Collier Heights Elementary School test coordinator Donald Bullock, turned himself in around 6 a.m.
Thirty-five Atlanta educators, including former Superintendent Beverly Hall, are named in a 65-count indictment that alleges a broad conspiracy involving cheating on standardized tests.
The defendants face a Tuesday deadline to surrender.


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They could try socializing the grades...


Chris Indeedski!

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

Simplt Do Away With Grades and Tests

Just give 'em all shiny little gold stars and diplomas. Let the real world serve to measure their knowledge, intellect, skills and determination.

According to a poll of students who'd taken the standardized


49% are in favor of the educator's activities
49% are against what they did
2% are undecided.

p.s. the word is spelled 'principal'. He's your 'pal', remember?

Chris Indeedski!

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

This is merely the tip of an

This is merely the tip of an iceberg. The public has no idea just how prevalent NCLB test cheating is, especially in inner city schools populated by low performing students.

The system is set up so that there is a "cut" score for every test, which defines how many questions must be answered correctly to be considered passing. These cut scores are moved up and down by the state testing authorities in such a way that there will always be a considerable percentage of failing scores (lest the state testing authorities be criticized for producing too simple a test).

In any state, who are the kids most likely to fail? The inner city kids. Which teachers or school administrators are the ones most likely to lose their jobs over having too many kids fail? Those working in inner city schools.

The teachers to feel sorry for are those teaching in upper grade levels who get kids who have been socially promoted and who are thus unprepared to pass higher level tests. These teachers are pretty well screwed. The smart ones - those who know how the system works - avoid putting themselves in harms way. Smart teachers in today's public education system avoid inner inner city schools unless they are committed to kids the system be damned (in which case they are heroic) or unless they are unafraid to cheat.

Of course the ones we should feel most sorry for are the kids forced to attend these schools.

We really need to get rid of NCLB and USED or we will be a 2nd rate country within a few generations.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

But But But ..

But, but, but... wait, there are no conspiracies. Its just a mental condition easily fixed with SSRI's and SNRI's. 'snakepit22' told me so http://www.dailypaul.com/280443/truthers-continue-to-see-wha...

Oh boi Oh boi!!!!

Did the students get to sleep with the teachers too?

You might want to alter your headline

to read, "including a principal wearing rubber gloves" instead of "a principle wearing rubber gloves."
Principles are what these cheaters are lacking.

Tip: Just remember - the princi(pal) is your pal...

Unless your principal is wearing rubber gloves; be wary in that case.

Equality at last! /sarc

Equality at last!

Southern Agrarian

I had a teacher in 5th grade

that you would ask her a question during these standardized test and she would just point to right answer. People starting asking questions when her class all scored on average 30 points better than the other 2 5th grade classes. She kept her job but I know she get a lot of crap over it.

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    So counterproductive

    That's crazy

    For Freedom!
    The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.


    What? Government employees doing criminal behavior to scam money??

    Say it isn't so!!

    Wonder what would be found if they looked up the ladder, where all the Millions, Billions and Trillions of dollars are involved?

    All because money is attached

    to test performance.

    Teaching the kids and caring about their intellectual and character development? Forget that - we need to make sure we get our raises and perks. And let's not forget achieving tenure whereby we are free to do whatever we feel without repercussions.

    Great examples for the kids - This must be part of the socialization exposure that homeschooled kids are kept from. [good thing]

    The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
    Ron Paul - The Revolution

    Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

    This is so sad

    and this is likely very common practice around the country and the ones hurt are the children.

    "We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."


    It's absurd if someone comes out and says " well, it's an isolated case" .

    Teacher unions, affirmative action, class curve, softening of the curriculum and now cheating....

    I bet it's rampant.

    This is what you get when you don't reward on merit and teach by rank and file.....

    For Freedom!
    The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.