cheating http://michiganradio.org en Michigan educators feel pressure to cheat http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-educators-feel-pressure-cheat <p>A number of Michigan public school teachers are feeling pressured to cheat. A recent <a href="http://www.freep.com/">Detroit Free Press</a> survey shows one-third of Michigan educators feel pressure to cheat on standardized tests and adjust students&rsquo; grades. The problem has surfaced in public schools across the country.</p><p>Emily Richmond is with the <a href="http://www.ewa.org/site/PageServer">National Education Writers Association</a>. She says measuring teacher performance and political pressures are the reason.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Teachers are feeling a lot of pressure &ndash; I think a lot of them are feeling threatened and I think they feel their job security is on the line,&quot; she said.</p></blockquote><p>About 3-hundred public schools in the country have recently faced suspicions, claims or cases of cheating to improve test scores.</p><p><em>- Amelia Carpenter - Michigan Radio Newsroom</em> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 13:21:34 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 3551 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan educators feel pressure to cheat