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Welcome back in -- implicated in -- cheating scandal in Atlanta have been given a choice resigned and quit or get fired.
Out of a 178.
Teacher -- who were caught only seven have resign.
But who's really being -- here our next guest says it's the kids in the chairs -- right now is bill Tucker the managing director of education sector He joins us from.
Today down in -- our DC bureau.
Build this is an embarrassment out what happened was.
A whole bunch of teachers and principals as well apparently took some standardized test -- pages.
And erase the wrong answers and put in the correct answer is so they'd look good right.
Yet it's even worse than that it wasn't just sort of a one off type of thing in many schools.
They had parties after after hours or got together or year after year they change this course of this is really.
Not only teachers but administrators who look the other way sure and I understand the Georgia association of educators told their members.
You know don't quit just just don't quit right.
We'll that this is in any investigation and there are a lot of allegations in -- -- so I can understand from the perspective an individual person.
You want to make sure that that there's a fair process involved at the same time.
That this is that terrible situation for the students and families in Atlanta and it's important to you get to the bottom of it as quickly as possible.
Absolutely but -- you know with the investigators have got a lot of hard evidence including a whole bunch score sheets where you can see that clearly the answers have been changed.
Here's a statement from the Georgia association of educators it's -- 99% of our professional stay true to the tenants of teaching because of their professional ethics their efforts should not be tainted by the few who.
When due process has run its course are found to have skirted those principles and values and -- denied their students are true and complete valuation of what.
They have accomplished.
Ultimately though bill what.
You know -- that these are teachers.
Motivated it's in some cases by a you know getting a bonus -- -- -- and others to keep their jobs but ultimately.
They're not just I'd cheat and the system that -- -- kids out of it good education.
-- sure the whole reason that we that we test students and want to know how well our schools are doing how well are students are performing.
So that we can make the system better so we can help kids learn better so that we.
Are honest with students and with their families about how well they're doing and and this is.
Deception at the heart of that you.
And is your possibility that anybody -- want to go to jail over the answers is just one of those things OK they -- your red handed now quit.
-- this this is -- really serious investigation and and pretty unprecedented.
Across the country there been other cheating scandals but.
People will likely go to jail there going to be a number of dismissals.
The the -- -- is correct me the overwhelming majority of teachers in our country our ethical or have you seen incredible work in that situation so.
So that's why we want to call out that teachers and and to be clear administrators and and people on the way to look the other way.
And and make sure we get past that's absolutely -- bill Tucker from education sector we thank you very much for -- one.
Thank you very.
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