Test cheating scandal: Dozens of Atlanta teachers indicted in cheating scandal


A grand jury has indicted 35 school administrators and teachers for their alleged part in the biggest standardized test cheating ring in the history of the nation. The Associated Press reported on Friday, March 29, 2013, that Atlanta’s public school system has been rocked by the indictment of close to three dozen of their best teachers. The indictment was released on Friday afternoon. A state investigation back in 2011 found that cheating had happened on standardized tests by close to 180 educators in 44 different Atlanta schools. Investigators say that educators gave answers to students or actually changed answers on tests after they were turned in. Investigators went on to say that…

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Woman accused of witchcraft is burned alive in public flogging (Photos)

A woman is beaten, tortured and set on fire in a public square, in Papua New Guinea , on Feb. 7, 2013. The woman is accused of being a witch by an angry mob, who bound, tortured and set her ablaze in view of hundreds of horrified spectators, a number […]