Parents, teachers seek federal probe of D.C. erasing scandal - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post
Now comes another allegation of widespread cheating on standardized tests. Here the issue touches Michelle Rhee. Rhee is an individual I think has some good ideas in the area of accountability for teachers and administrators. However, any expectation of improved results, must carry with it an equally clear expectiation of results with integrity.
People must be allowed to fail if there has been no clear cut change in strategy or practices that can drive improvement. Simply to demand achievement of a streatch goal with no material structural changes breeds a climate in which cheating will occur.
And, any organization should vigourously test or audit itself to insure the complete integrity of results that are significant and dramatic from past performance. To do otherwise is to be a partner in the crime. I hope that is not the case with Rhee. But, a good investigation should tell the whole story. Read the blog post in The Answer Sheet.