Notes on a scandal

Engrossing stuff:

State report depicts Parks Middle as example of problems in district

A few weeks later, teacher Damany Lewis told investigators, [Principal Christopher] Waller approached him with an unusual question: “Do you think you could get into something undetected?”

Lewis, who gave investigators an extensive statement admitting his role in the cheating, answered yes. But he did not know what Waller wanted until the principal summoned him a few days afterward. Waller and an aide from a school program called Success-For-All had several CRCT booklets, each shrink-wrapped in plastic. Lewis used a razor blade to slice the plastic around each booklet, slipped out the tests and made copies so teachers could give answers to students. With a lighter, Lewis melted the plastic shut again.

Each year after that, Lewis told investigators, Waller would call him into his office when CRCT booklets arrived.

“Do what you do,” Waller would say, according to Lewis.

3 responses to “Notes on a scandal”

  1. There is no reason to think that the Atlanta public schools are an isolated example. Look carefully at almost any government program and one will find waste, abuse and dishonesty. The large amounts of money poured into these programs, with little to no real oversight, are an incentive for corrupt and criminal behavior. Federal oversight of public education coincides with the degradation of the quality of education across the board. There absolutely is a causal connection. We have so much government at so many levels it is impossible to track where the money goes. The federal government has about 3 million motor vehicles unaccounted for, and I believe the number for the state of California, which is exclusive of the number just cited, is over a million. This is preposterous and not sustainable.

  2. Some Other Mike

    This is a linebreak test.

    This is only a test.

    We now return to your regularly scheduled comment post.

  3. Some Other Mike

    Yep, Jack, reading your post is like watching a schizophrenic slapfight himself.

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