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Those Cheating Teachers!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

High-stakes testing has produced some rotten apples. But they can be caught.

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Gabriel from Bucharest, Romania

In Romania this is how it's done for major tests.
Teachers from one high-school are taken to another high-school. They do not know where they would go.
The principle and some school clerks that are needed to help the incoming teachers are kept.

Jul. 29 2014 04:53 AM

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