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Report lifts lid on Atlanta schools\' cheating shame

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Teachers spent nights huddled in a back room, erasing wrong answers on students\' test sheets and filling in the correct bubbles. At another school, struggling students were seated next to higher-performing classmates so they could copy answers. Those and other confessions are contained in a new state report that reveals how far some Atlanta public schools went to raise test scores in the nation\'s largest-ever cheating scandal. Investigators concluded that nearly half the city\'s schools allowed the cheating to go unchecked for as long as a decade. Administrators pressured to maintain high scores under the federal No Child Left Behind law punished or fired those who reported anything amiss and created a culture of \"fear, intimidation and retaliation\", according to the report released earlier this month, two years after officials noticed a suspicious spike in some scores. The report names 178 teachers and principals, and 82 of those confessed. Tens of thousands of children at the 44 schools, most in the city\'s poorest neighbourhoods, were allowed to advance to higher grades, even though they didn\'t know basic concepts. \"Everybody was in fear,\" one teacher said in the report. \"It is not that the teachers are bad people and want to do it. It is that they are scared.\" For teachers and their bosses, the stakes were high: Schools that perform poorly and fail to meet certain benchmarks under the federal law can face sharp sanctions. They may be forced to offer extra tutoring, allow parents to transfer children to better schools, or fire teachers and administrators who don\'t pass muster. One principal forced a teacher to crawl under a desk during a faculty meeting because her test scores were low. Another principal told teachers that \"Walmart is hiring\" and \"the door swings both ways,\" the report said. Another principal told a teacher on her first day that the school did whatever was necessary to meet testing benchmarks, even if that meant \"breaking the rules\". Bob Schaeffer of the National Centre for Fair and Open Testing said many are wondering where the \"next Atlanta\" will be. \"Because of Atlanta, the media and policy-makers are going back and looking at concerns raised about their states,\" Schaeffer said. \"When you see a story like this and see the incredible impact of the confessions, you start to look and say, ‘Hey, is there something comparable going on here?\'.\" From / Gulf News

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