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From another conference:
LOS ANGELES — Some say high-stakes testing is to blame for
in the classroom. But in this case, it's not the students getting caught — it's
Well, The Good News is that at least these teachers knew what the right answers were!
I am not being completely flip. We spend our summers at our Del Mar, California beach home, leaving their regular nanny behind (with full pay, of course), so we employ a couple of Del Mar School District teachers on summer holiday as nannies. One of them had just gotten in trouble at the end of the school year for refusing to pass her student teacher ("Of Color", of course) because the girl (who possessed a 4-year "college" degree) could not read and write and do arithmetic even at a 6th-grade level. So if this product of first Affirmative Admissions and then Affirmative Grading (she reported getting excellent grades in "college") had made it into the teacher corps via Affirmative Action, she would *not* have been able to help her kids cheat!
Even worse, the wretch refused all attempts to tutor her as an insult to her intelligence and "education"!
Self esteem training in action?
Red text is Jerry's.