As a grandparent, I am somewhat conversant about the public school system.I can remember when an 8th grade education was practically the equivalent of a
High School education of today. I find it odd that those continuing on to
college have to take "remedial" courses to handle the college
curriculae. Our kids are overweight yet the public schools do away with
physical education, opting instead, to control school lunches. The teachers
unions have long argued that "pay us more" and "we'll give you
better students". Sort of putting the cart before the horse!If I
learned one thing about higher education, it was that graduates have learned how
to "crib" for an exam, and how to pay someone else to write their
thesis..I don't think the problem cited is only in Georgia (a red
state) but many others as well (even some blue ones)
KDave, didn't you mean to write "politicians" instead of Govt.
I think it exposes that a red state like Georgia is incompetent when it comes to
education. They don't care if public education fails, it's failure
fulfills their own philosophies.To have many teachers cheating like
this you have to make it pretty easy.
Why pick on teachers? I'd say that is standard for all Govt. employees.
Start with D.C. and go down from there.