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Mon August 1, 2011
Michigan educators feel pressure to cheat
A number of Michigan public school teachers are feeling pressured to cheat. A recent Detroit Free Press survey shows one-third of Michigan educators feel pressure to cheat on standardized tests and adjust students’ grades. The problem has surfaced in public schools across the country.
Emily Richmond is with the National Education Writers Association. She says measuring teacher performance and political pressures are the reason.
"Teachers are feeling a lot of pressure – I think a lot of them are feeling threatened and I think they feel their job security is on the line," she said.
About 3-hundred public schools in the country have recently faced suspicions, claims or cases of cheating to improve test scores.
- Amelia Carpenter - Michigan Radio Newsroom