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Ronald Hart is a syndicated op-ed humorist, award-wining author and TV/radio commentator. His columns are carried in over forty newspapers and online publications including USA Today, Forbes, The Daily Caller, Orange County Register, Dallas News and Panama City News Herald.


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Atlanta's test-score-fixing teachers

Atlanta – "Swift" justice beckoned in the 2009 Atlanta Public School cheating scandal as the trial of the accused educators started this week. Teachers 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, how will the kids ever learn to cheat for themselves?

In a Sunday op-ed, the uber-liberal Atlanta Journal Constitution apologized for covering the story, calling it "necessary." Ineffective, unionized, monopoly educators, 95 percent of whom 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 that administrators had pizza parties to change answers on tests. One middle school went from 24 percent to 86 percent in math proficiency – in one year. Just try to compute the probability of that actually...full column text

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Columns by Ronald Hart. Ron grew up in Tennessee and began writing a column for his hometown paper in 2002. He attended The University of Memphis and the Institute for Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. Ron graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected student government president. Upon getting his MBA, he went to work for Goldman Sachs. He was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by then Governor Lamar Alexander and is now a private investor. He appears on CNN and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal. His columns reflect a rare combination of Southern libertarian views and humor. They have been described as "Lewis Grizzard meets P.J. O'Rourke with a dash of Will Roger's horse sense". His columns are carried by 30 newspapers with a total weekly circulation of approximately 1 million readers.