ERIC Number: EJ1091878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
What Can We Learn from the Atlanta Cheating Scandal?
Saultz, Andrew; Murphy, Kristin M.; Aronson, Brittany
Phi Delta Kappan, v97 n6 p48-52 Mar 2016
In April 2015, 11 educators were convicted for their roles in the cheating scandal in the Atlanta Public Schools. The authors examine the lessons that teachers, administrators, and policy makers can learn from the cheating scandal: Teachers and school leaders were not adequately prepared to navigate the school district's environment; there were multiple indicators that cheating would likely occur in the district; and single-measure reward systems are problematic. The authors conclude with suggested reforms for teacher and principal preparation programs.
Descriptors: Cheating, Public Schools, Educational Malpractice, Risk Assessment, Teacher Improvement, Leadership Training, Rewards, Management Development, Faculty Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia