Cheating in Atlanta and DC — by adults

Brooklanders and other DC residents, have you ever wondered how and why adults at Noyes EC and elsewhere in DC ended up cheating on the high states standardized tests? 

 

Read this article in the latest New Yorker that gives the exact details of how and why otherwise-admirable and hard-working teachers ended up sneaking into the room that held the tests, so that they could erase and fix enough answers to keep their jobs and make AYP.

 

Rachel Aviv: A Middle-School Cheating Scandal Raises Questions About No Child Left Behind

Seems to me that when Michelle Rhee demanded that all DC principals commit to particular improvements in test scores, she was in fact demanding that the principals all cheat. Read the article and you will see that what the Atlanta superintendent (Beverly Hall) did was just about the same thing. And Hall is probably headed to prison.

Why not Rhee?

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