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Ball point pen on todays newsprint

Increased pressure on school administrators to have their charges achieve, combined with bonuses for fifth grade math and science teachers for bringing up standardized test scores, led to a Texas elementary school achieving scores too good to be true. Principle Dianne Edwards and assistant principle Tonia Bush resigned after it was learned that educators cheated by “tubing” the test booklet (squeezing the test booklet without breaking its paper seal) to form an open tube, see what would be on the test, and distribute detailed study guides.

Ball point pen on todays newsprint

3 Comments
  1. Pat
    June 11, 2010 -

    Disturbing...

  2. June 11, 2010 -

    While they failed to teach the students math and science, they did teach them a harsh lesson about the corrupt, jaded, greedy world they will soon enter. The administrators were said to be motivated to boost their careers while the teachers by a $2,850 bonus for higher scores.