Thirty-five ‘educators’ in Atlanta have been indicted for conspiring to cheat on standardized tests to receive bonuses they have not earned. As anyone with a basic knowledge of human behavior could have told you, you get what you pay for. If you pay people to teach, they’ll probably teach. If you’re paying someone a $78,000 bonus to make sure the right bubbles get filled in thousands of sheets of paper, as the Atlanta school district did with their now-indicted superintendent, it’s only a matter of time until someone tries to find an easier way to get those bubbles filled in. One more reason we need a better way of evaluating schools.
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This episode, we turned to MFPE President Eric Feaver and Montanans Organized for Education Executive Director Moffie Funk to discuss ongoing schemes to fund private schools with public dollars in Montana.