This week in Atlanta 35 teachers were charged with racketeering and corruption. They were led to the cheating because of unexplainable gains in test scores. There were initially 180 charged with the cheating. The cheating was believed to start back in 2001 when the scores started improving.
I think what the teachers did was extremely wrong. If they could put that much work into cheating and hiding it then they could have put the work into trying to actually teach the students instead. I also think that the teachers were not very smart to think that they could get away with the cheating. All of the kids in a school don’t all just magically start doing incredibly better on the standardized tests.