Urban school districts look to 'savior' superintendents, only to fire them when they fail to fix everything. Leadership is important, but no single individual can redeem America's failing big-city schools. By pretending otherwise, we set our leaders – and our students – up for failure.
Atlanta's new interim superintendent has given new powers to whistleblowers and is eyeing bonus policies that rewarded high test scores.
An 800-page report says at least 178 Atlanta teachers and principals cheated to raise student test scores. Some may face jail time, putting a new spin on the phrase 'high-stakes testing.'
At least 178 teachers and principals in Atlanta Public Schools cheated to raise student scores on high-stakes standardized tests, according to a report from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.