Mrs. Mimi shares her opinion on the recent investigation of the Atlanta public school teachers and administration who were caught cheating on standardized tests.
She looks for the bigger lesson here and how teachers can rise above it all...
This article was sent to me via email today. In a nutshell, it discusses the investigation of the Atlanta public schools in which it was discovered there was rampant cheating on standardized tests.
They say at least 178 teachers and principals, most of whom have confessed, were involved in the cheating. Here's a quote from the article that captures Georgia's Governor Nathan Deal's reaction:
"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."
Consequences like dismissals and maybe criminal charges. And, if I may be so bold as to make a bit of a prediction here, teacher bashing. I mean, it's open season on us teachers lately, no?
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