Guilty verdicts reached for 11 of 12 in APS cheating trial


Guilty verdicts reached for 11 of 12 in APS cheating trial.

Should these people go to jail? Did they do it to defraud the government out of bonus money or was the “pressure to perform” just too intense? Did they harm the kids? How much did the kids lose out but not spending more time in the same failed school that led them to perform so poorly on those tests? I’ll be talking about this case on Saturday as well as my libertarian take on public education. Comment here or call on Saturday 3-6pm ET at 800 WSB TALK.


  1. If teachers were doing anything valuable, people would send their children to them without coercion, and pay them without the money being forcibly taken. So, who is the service valuable to? The service is valuable to government, for they select them, and pay them. Is it any wonder that children are taught to revere government, and not the traditions of their parents? The teacher’s loyalty is to those that hire them, and pay them.

  2. Jennifer Barket says:

    I don’t know if I think jail time is necessary. Wouldn’t being barred from teaching/education be enough of a punishment? Seems too harsh for the crime.

  3. Bob says:

    They should be put on probation until restitution is paid double ill-gotten gains as a fine. They are ruined as convicted felons and I am not interested in paying their room and board.

    The kids would have passed the tests on their own if taught properly and that can only be fixed with proper and enforceable teacher performance evaluation.

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