Teaching Profession Opinion

Cheating, Charters, And More Cheating

By Alexander Russo — June 07, 2007 1 min read
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The Dallas Morning News has just put out a big series on -- yes, again -- cheating on the Texas state exams, called TAKS. Here’s the rundown, according to reporter Josh Benton: “Day 1 is the main story, detailing what we did and what we found (Analysis shows TAKS cheating rampant). Day 2 is all about charter schools, where cheating is far more common than in traditional schools (Cheating’s off the charts at charter schools). Day 3 is about how Texas could stop 90%+ of the cheating tomorrow if officials felt like it (Efforts to stop cheating often fall short).” Of course, it’s all NCLB’s fault. That’s a no-brainer.

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