Atlanta is being rocked by an education scandal so widespread that it almost defies imagination. In a report to Governor Nathan Deal and other authorities, special investigators have named 178 educators involved in cheating. Those educators rigged the standardized tests to falsify educational gains among students.
Unbelievably, 38 of the 178 accused are school principals. So far, 80 cheaters have confessed. Investigators said that 44 of the 56 schools they looked at were involved, and this organized cheating has been going on for a decade.
According to the Atlanta Urinal and Constipation, investigators believe former Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall – who just stepped down – either knew or should have known what was going on. Incidentally, Ms. Hall was honored as the “national superintendent of the year” last year.
The governor and school board members are vowing there will be consequences for the cheaters. School board chairman Brenda Muhammad says the cheating scandal is “devastating,” because “you just don’t cheat children.”
Well I’ve got news for you, Ms. Muhammad. American children have been cheated for decades now. The phony test scores in Atlanta, and the real test scores from almost every “blue” city in America prove it. And they’re just the tip of the iceberg. Every single institution liberals control – including education – is in deep decline, and plunging fast. It’s time to clean house, all right; but Atlanta’s school system is just the starting point!
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