RON HART: Atlanta teacher cheating trial begins

Published: Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 12:55 PM.

Atlanta , GA

"Swift" justice begins in the 2009 Atlanta Public School cheating scandal as the trial of the accused educators started this week. They allegedly changed their students’ test answers to make themselves look better and to get bonuses.

Teachers cheating for the kids, you say? If teachers are doing the cheating for the kids now, how will the kids ever learn to cheat for themselves?

In its Sunday op-ed, the uber-liberal Atlanta Journal Constitution apologized for covering the story by calling it “necessary.” Ineffective, unionized, monopoly educators, of whom 95 percent are Democrats, represent everything the AJC stands for, thus the guilt the writers felt when forced to commit a rare feat of journalism against their own.

The cheating was so pervasive administrators had pizza parties to change answers on tests. One middle school went from 24 to 86 percent math proficiency in one year. Just try to compute the probability of that.

I do love the fact that this cheating was uncovered by a single mom, who saw her kid’s test scores and essentially said, “My daughter is not smart; something’s wrong.”

Sadly, kids are the victims, and they still can’t do math well (except for converting ounces to grams and back). Many misspelled the word “test,” which is why they will barely graduate “hi schuul.” Most are D students. The only Bs and Cs they get are in hepatitis.

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