Monday, July 13, 2009

Talk About High Stakes

I'd heard about the CRCT cheating scandal affecting 4 Georgia elementary schools (including one in Glynn County), but arresting school administrators? Really? I know we have to come down hard on cheating, but arrests?

What ever happened to just firing people for doing bad jobs or lying at work? Oversight = good; overreaction = bad.

CRCT is Georgia's version of the LEAP tests, and I think this is a good example of terrible overreaction in defense of these tests. And what I mean is this: if you are arresting people because of a 5th grade test, then the test itself has become more important than education.

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