Across Atlanta Public Schools, staff worked feverishly in secret to transform testing failures into successes.
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.
Superintendent Beverly Hall and her top aides ignored, buried, destroyed or altered complaints about misconduct, claimed ignorance of wrongdoing and accused naysayers of failing to believe in poor children’s ability to learn.
For years — as long as a decade — this was how the Atlanta school district produced gains on state curriculum tests. The scores soared so dramatically they brought national acclaim to Hall and the district, according to an investigative report released Tuesday by Gov. Nathan Deal.
National acclaim for cheaters. Maybe Joe Biden delivered the award?
These kids have been cheated. Robbed of an education. But the union shills still got their loyal dues.
Read Backyard Conservative: “APS is run like the mob.”
Ready to homeschool yet?
UPDATES: Linked by Pundette. Thanks! Read Teachers in Atlanta work their fingers to the bone. White gloves and erasers. Incredible.
Also, Kevin McCullough at Hot Air:
The improved scores and seemed improvements of the children had caused others to point to APS as a model for how to base other inner city/large urban schools systems should operate.
Exit question: how many other inner city/large urban school systems DO operate this way? At least we know Detroit doesn’t bother bubbling in the correct ovals, right?