DeKalb Gets Its Own Cheating Scandal…

Just when you thought it was safe to stop calling the DeKalb School System “beleaguered,” along comes a grand jury with indictments about fiddling with CRCT tests. From Ty Tagami at the AJC:

Just two weeks after a Fulton County grand jury indicted 35 former Atlanta Public Schools educators in an alleged cheating conspiracy, the DeKalb grand jury accused former DeKalb County School District employees Angela Jennings, Agnes Flanagan and Derrick Wooten of manipulating records.

Flanagan allegedly altered students’ Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests. Jennings allegedly removed students from the enrollment records so their test results wouldn’t affect school averages. Wooten is accused of fudging attendance records to meet federal attendance guidelines.

Note that last paragraph. One was altering tests, another was taking kids off the rolls, and the third was changing attendance records. (Allegedly, allegedly!) Also note there are only three indictees, as opposed to 35. That should count for something, right?

4 comments

  1. Mrs. Adam Kornstein says:

    I’ve beeb curious to hear if the same issues in Cobb will be publicly reported as vigorously as the Atlanta and Dekalb one.

    Me thinks not.

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