#Teacher Certification Test #Cheating Scandal

Through the years, I’ve often wondered aloud to anyone who would listen; ‘What the hell are they teaching kids now days’? I answered, ‘Not a damn thing’!

While I have no children of my own, I have 3 nephews 2 of which have gone through the public de-education / re-education system within the past 10 years, and 1 who is currently enrolled in it. I have noticed through the years kids are becoming dumber through the dumbing down no-education system. Sure there are a few in public schools that make it and those few are the selected few. The others are fodder.

What future does the world have with shit like this below going on ? The sad thing, they knew it was going on. I wonder if these con artist [because that’s what they are] have lost their jobs ?

Teachers accused in test-taking fraud that spans three states, 15 years

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms.

For 15 years, teachers in three Southern states paid Clarence Mumford Sr. — himself a longtime educator — to send someone else to take the tests in their place, authorities said. Each time, Mumford received a fee of between $1,500 and $3,000 to send one of his test ringers with fake identification to the Praxis exam. In return, his customers got a passing grade and began their careers as cheaters, according to federal prosecutors in Memphis.

Authorities say the scheme affected hundreds — if not thousands — of public school students who ended up being taught by unqualified instructors.

… Schaeffer notes that a large-scale scandal involving teacher certification tests was discovered in 2000, also in the South. In that case, 52 teachers were charged with paying up to $1,000 apiece to a former Educational Testing Services proctor to ensure a passing grade on teacher certification tests.

Teachers from Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee and Mississippi took tests through Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Ark., in 1998. The college was not accused of wrongdoing.

We don’t need No Education .. Teacher leave them kids alone!


 
See related –

Fifteen-year teacher cheating scam busted: “affected hundreds . . . thousands”

Months-Old, Three-State Teacher Certification Test Cheating Scandal Gets Major AP Story — on a Slow News Weekend

A new cheating scandal: Aspiring teachers hiring ringers

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