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Atlanta's dishonest teachers say the data made them do it.July 13, 2011
A new report finds that Atlanta is chock full of cheating teachers and principals, at least 179 of them in 44 schools. The confessed cheaters blame an over-emphasis on test results and "unreasonable goals" set by the administation. Senior Editor Katherine Mangu-Ward asks whether cheating is inevitable in a high-stakes testing environment and if it's really so unreasonable to demand that fourth graders be able to read, write, and do basic math?
Not every failure occurs in the classroomMarch 22, 2010
I can't pinpoint the moment when the Obama administration went wrong on the subject of education. But I can pinpoint the moment when it demonstrated that it can't be taken seriously.
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- Cheating Teachers Play the Blame Game
Atlanta's dishonest teachers say the data made them do it.
July 13, 2011
- Education Lessons Are Lost on Obama
Not every failure occurs in the classroom
March 22, 2010
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