And could we make it mandatory that in order to be on welfare/other subsidy programs that if you are older than 19 you must have at least a high school diploma? That would decrease motivation to drop out, and if teachers would require students to actually earn passing grades before passing them, it would be a win-win situation.
Nearly two years ago, U.S. News & World Report came out with a story titled "Educators Implicated in Atlanta Cheating Scandal." It reported that "for 10 years, hundreds of Atlanta public school teachers and principals changed answers on state tests in one of the largest cheating scandals in U.S. history." More than three-quarters of the 56 Atlanta schools investigated had cheated on the National Assessment of Educational Progress test, sometimes called the national report card. Cheating orders came from school administrators and included brazen acts such as teachers reading answers aloud during the test and erasing incorrect answers. One teacher told...
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