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Don Campbell column: Lessons of Atlanta cheating scandal

7:25 PM, Apr. 10, 2013
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With the criminal indictment of 35 Atlanta school officials and teachers in the nation's biggest test cheating scandal, there are several lessons for American public education and civic life. The most obvious is a moss-covered cliché: If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.

The fact that test scores in some of the city's poorest schools were improving dramatically in a few months' time was the red flag that launched an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation. The newspaper's reporting led to official state investigations, a scathing report documenting how test ...

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