More Details on Atlanta Standardized Test Cheating Scandal


Why do I keep thinking “DCPS” whenever they write “APS”?

Here are some more excerpts from the report on the standardized cheating scandal in Atlanta, which sounds more and more like what we have here in Washington, DC. (Also known as “RheerasureGate”.) I got these from the NYT and not the AJC.

And, get this:

Here is one particularly egregious example of a cheatin’ middle school. Notice that SEVEN teachers confessed to the cheating.


More information, this time the ‘Analysis of Evidence’:



Notice the stonewalling by Atlanta public schools administrators.

This report is NOT a cold-as-dust bureacratic tissue of tedium. It’s actually quite gripping, and I can’t think of any novelist or short story writer who could have possibly made it up.

Go ahead and read it! It names names, and it will make you think more and more of what the situation is here in Washington, DC.








Published in: on July 6, 2011 at 7:47 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. As an Atlanta-area parent, I’m horrified (the scandal touches my county of DeKalb, too). For a fictionalized account of test prep madness, check out:


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