Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Atlanta Public Schools: Corruption at all levels!

According to ajc (Atlanta Journal Constitution): An investigation into Atlanta Public Schools cheating "finds unethical behavior across every level."
Teachers and principals erased and corrected mistakes on students’ answer sheets.
Area superintendents silenced whistle-blowers and rewarded subordinates who met academic goals by any means possible.
The article continues:
In the report, the governor’s special investigators describe an enterprise where unethical — and potentially illegal — behavior pierced every level of the bureaucracy, allowing district staff to reap praise and sometimes bonuses by misleading the children, parents and community they served.
The report accuses top district officials of wrongdoing that could lead to criminal charges in some cases.
Sounds like a great argument for school vouchers! The real mystery, however, is why the American public continues to support the NEA's demand for more and more and more money!

1 comment:

Kevin said...

It also sounds like a good argument for losing teaching licenses and substantial fines to be paid out by the teachers union, if these teachers are members of the union. One argument unions make when justifying their higher salaries and benefits is that they ensure that the most qualified people perform the job. If the union labor is committing fraud in order to meet performance objectives then not only should the individuals be punished, but the union should also be held accountable for not delivering on its promise.

A financial penalty would create incentives for unions and union members to behave honestly and ensure that the co-workers behaved honestly as well.