Is Your Kid’s Teacher A Cheat?

Of course you can’t tarnish a whole profession because of the misdeeds of one or even a very few, but when you look overall at the poor results of education in this country, one can only wonder….

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, according to federal prosecutors in Memphis. Authorities say the scheme affected hundreds — if not thousands — of public school students who ended up being taught by unqualified instructors.

This raises a justified red flag as teachers nationally resist competence tests and even go as far as threatening to strike if they are imposed. If they are indeed qualified, what’s there to hide? If they are really do a good job, why are our kids doing so dismally after receiving a product they deliver. While you can’t paint with a broad brush, it’s not unreasonable to have questions about the competency of some teachers after we find out many cheated to get their jobs.

6 Responses

  1. n.n

    There is another problem here, which is related to progressive corruption. The students who benefit from a fraudulent education, perceive themselves to be competent, and when disqualified in practice, will assume that disparate impact is the cause. Once again, it is imperative to distinguish between cause and effect, and discern the classes of stakeholders.

  2. The Machine

    And Rep. Jackson remains unavailable for comment…

    • n.n

      He seems to be impaired.  I am not sure who is worse, him or his sycophants.  It probably depends on the nature of his impairment.

  3. n.n

    Material compensation cannot purchase integrity.  It is a fool with ulterior motives that demands progressive compensation to overcome character deficits.

  4. Tallyman

    Garbage teachers in = garbage students out.    The stupid and morally degenerate teaching the ignorant and we get Barack.


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