There's a new report out showing evidence of fairly widespread cheating in Atlanta public schools -- see below -- which makes me wonder whether any kind of systematic cheating could happen here. I mean, beyond a classroom or grade level or school. Take a look at some of the news stories about the Atlanta situation and let us know what you think (or know).
Investigation into APS finds unethical behavior AJC: In the report, the governor’s special investigators describe an enterprise where unethical — and potentially illegal — behavior pierced every level of the bureaucracy.
Dozens of Atlanta educators falsified tests, state report confirms CNN: Dozens of Atlanta public school educators falsified standardized tests or failed to address such misconduct in their schools, Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday.
Systematic Cheating Is Found in Atlanta’s School System NYT: Some 12,000 students whose tests might have been tampered with have attended remedial classes after school and on weekends.
Probe Finds Systematic Cheating In Atlanta Schools NPR: Dozens of principals, educators and others are implicated in the scandal. Deal says he intends to turn over his findings to prosecutors.
Atlanta superintendent knew about cheating AP: Former Atlanta schools Superintendent Beverly Hall knew about cheating allegations on standardized tests but either ignored them or tried to hide them, according to a state investigation.
Keep in mind that the state and the district have long been enmeshed in a power struggle over the control of the school system, and that politics and race may play a part in the report and the coverage of the allegations.