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Cheating scandal: Feds say teachers
hired stand-in to take their
certification tests

Associated Press, by Adrian Sainz

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Posted By:lasvegaslou, 11/26/2012 12:41:14 PM

It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms. For 15 years, teachers in three Southern states paid Clarence Mumford Sr. — himself a longtime educator — to send someone else to take the tests in their place, authorities said. Each time, Mumford received a fee of between $1,500 and $3,000 to send one of his test ringers with fake identification to the Praxis exam. In return, his customers got a passing grade and began their careers as cheaters,

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Believe me, this scam is not limited to 3 Southern States. Political Correctness in action.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 11/26/2012 1:03:46 PM     (No. 9034465)

Oh for shame,this could not have happened, the teachers unions wouldn´t let this happen.maybe we get the best teachers that money can buy?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 11/26/2012 1:12:56 PM     (No. 9034478)

Hmmn....let me guess...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jj1319, 11/26/2012 1:14:35 PM     (No. 9034480)

FTA: Or, the cheaters may believe they are smart enough to pass on their own but also know they are poor test takers.

"Poor test takers" is code for "dumb."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/26/2012 1:27:55 PM     (No. 9034500)

FIRE ALL OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DARling, 11/26/2012 1:33:48 PM     (No. 9034510)

They show the picture of the honest white guy in the story, and avoid showing the photo of Mumford, who is black.

Our press just keeps on with their attempts to be PC.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rpool, 11/26/2012 1:37:22 PM     (No. 9034519)

#5 - I was thinking the same thing. Mumford´s photo appeared this morning on Fox News - he is, indeed, black but AP elected to picture and quote a white guy. There is nothing in this story to suggest race is involved so why not just publish the facts? because they are AP,not journalists.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: veritas, 11/26/2012 2:00:40 PM     (No. 9034566)

Well, so much for the self-policing and dedication to the integrity of the institution on the part of professional educationists.

#5: Boy, nobody believes in coincidences any more. [Like me. I don´t.]

#6: Maybe Mumford´s English is unintelligible? I don´t know.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: phx4546, 11/26/2012 3:28:38 PM     (No. 9034699)

it happened before the dear leader was in office, so it doesn´t count. You guessed it...it was bush´s fault....yup every bit of it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 11/26/2012 3:35:14 PM     (No. 9034710)

Test Taking ´ringers´ in Philadelphia are the reason Law School graduates have to have fingerprints taken when the Pa Bar Exam is given.

Supposedly some of our elected officials with law degrees used ringers in the past. There is much speculation as to which ones.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Shucky, 11/26/2012 4:18:33 PM     (No. 9034790)

On average, each one got hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars.

I would be willing to bet everything I own that most of these frauds vote dem.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/26/2012 4:38:43 PM     (No. 9034827)

Not very good reporting. But above the usual AP standards.

I suspect the rot is everywhere in public education. Employees get rewarded for having the degrees, the certificates, and for being there. The supposed product, well educated students, is a nice concept but really doesn´t matter.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Japanorama, 11/26/2012 9:29:26 PM     (No. 9035140)

Teachers used to be respectable.
Glad I had some before they became union stooges.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/27/2012 4:56:57 AM     (No. 9035367)

No wonder kids today can´t add 2 + 2.

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