Cheating on state school tests
Most days one can read in the AJC about the developing scandal around the Atlanta area schools who had far too many erasures on the tests they took to try and ascertain if they were learning what they should.
The infighting seems to be more about how such erasures could have occurred at so many places without management being aware of it.than just to quickly determine the reasons and take appropriate actions.
The more responsible people are still arguing that it is possible that nothing wrong occurred.
Now, I'm no genius but it seems to be it couldn't take over two weeks or less to determine what really happened and stop trying to find a way out so no award winners or grown-ups get blamed and fired.....retired maybe but not fired!
I know that Georgia makes it hard for any local, or state employee to be fired and just keep the best ones. Law suits would occur, so negotiations must occur!
How you say could it be resolved:
Well, just ask 10-15 kids at each school what happened and assure them they are in no trouble---even if they changed some of the answers under instruction to do so. We all know no kid changed numerous answers without being urged to do so. This could be witnessed by unconcerned people so that no other suggested answers be given.
It seems that some of the parents don't want it investigated just in case it did happen! Hard to understand that, isn't it.
Another way would be to retest the kids and compare the results---no erasures allowed unless the kid asks and is allowed or not.
Teachers and aids also need to be interviewed on a random basis.
I am sure the answer would be there quickly.
I feel no one wants the truth. Only the kids suffer.