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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