ATLANTA — A state investigation released Tuesday showed rampant, systematic cheating on test scores in this city’s long-troubled public schools, ending two years of increasing skepticism over remarkable improvements touted by school leaders.
The results of the investigation, made public by Gov. Nathan Deal, showed that the cheating occurred at 44 schools and involved at least 178 teachers and principals, almost half of whom have confessed, the governor said.
A culture of fear, intimidation and retaliation existed in the district, which led to a conspiracy of silence, he said in a prepared statement. “There will be consequences,” Mr. Deal said.Yes - those consequences will include the introduction of high-stakes testing across the nation, with scores tied to teacher and administrator compensation. 'Cause it's working just so freakin' well wherever it's tried...
I'm shocked! Shocked to find cheating on tests when people's livelihoods depend on the scores!