Cheating in El Paso

This El Paso Times article (“4 former EPISD principals say they faced reprisals for not cheating“) bring together a lot of the details of the problems in El Paso’s schools.

There seems to be strong evidence that the school system was cheating the accountability system and that the Texas Education Agency and Department of Education didn’t really care to know much about the problem. The indictments against relying on these high-stakes standardized tests keep piling up and I don’t think I’ll ever understand why so many of our political leaders are so desperate to believe in a system that is clearly failing.

**Update**

Another story (“Scam forced principal from Bowie: 5th administrator describes his EPISD tenure“) about the cheat. I don’t see how there can be any doubt about the problem at this point.

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