A lot of you sounding off tonight about My 2 Cents on the scandal rocking the Atlanta school district, where dozens and dozens of teachers, principals and administrators altered standardized tests to raise the grades.
"...as a retired teacher this does not surprise me. I had a principal who was accused of doing the same thing."
"I think this law stinks, if not for this law there would be no need to lie. If they don't lie then they get no help from the government."
"...as a retired teacher of 35 years experience I have known a couple teachers who would either give visual or verbal prompts to their students during testing cycles of CRT or benchmarks."
Carole in Edmond:
"Now every test result will be questioned. No Child Left Behind is leaving us all in the dust!"
C in OKC:
"NCLB did not cause the cheating problem. The problem is that some students are not being taught and are simply passed through to graduation."
Melissa in Yukon:
"Schools are urged to spend too much time on testing."
Finally, James writes:
"I don't see these teachers as being overly malicious, but rather worried about losing their jobs in this poor economy."
I'm Kelly Ogle and that's Your 2 Cents.