Last week, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane filed multiple felony charged against four elementary school teachers and a principal for their alleged roles in cheating on state exams.
The charges — which include perjury, tampering with public records, forgery and criminal conspiracy — stem from allegations of changing student answers, providing answers to students and reviewing the test questions before handing out the test.
The Attorney General’s office accuses the educators of “perpetuating a culture of cheating” over a five-year period.
“Cheating robs children of a good education and hurts kids and families,” Kane said in a press release. “The alleged misconduct by these educators is an affront to the public’s trust and will not be tolerated.”
This case is reminiscent of the educator cheating scandals in Atlanta and Long Island that we wrote about a year ago. What’s going on and what should we do about it? Take our poll and share your thoughts by posting a comment below.