Houston: Cheating is OK

Go ahead and cheat on state tests is the Houston school board’s new policy, complains Greg on Rhymes With Right.

Erica Carmouche will not be fired for helping students cheat on the state exam.

A split Houston school board has overruled Superintendent Terry Grier’s recommendation to fire a Lockhart Elementary teacher accused of helping students cheat on state exams in April.

. . . An external investigation had concluded “on balance” that Carmouche helped students on the high-stakes Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills exams. Several fifth-graders reported that she pointed out wrong answers to them.

Grier pledged in July that teachers who cheated would “not be in Houston classrooms this fall.” The school board, however, has the power to accept or reject his proposed terminations.

Thousands of Texas teachers have been laid off, Greg points out. “Surely there is an honest one who can take the place of this cheater.”

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Comments

  1. Richard Aubrey says:

    They say you go to school to learn….

  2. Awesome decision. Like they say – that’s why they get the big buck$.

  3. Wayworn Wanderer says:

    No one can cheat like we Texans can cheat?

  4. tim-10-ber says:

    So…first we provide a mediocre education to so many kids…now we are teaching them cheating is not only okay but you don’t get in trouble if you do it? This teacher should never, ever be allowed in another classroom…does no one know how to think any more? Oh wait, that was a dumb question…these people all went to public school…they cannot help it…dang

  5. Originally submitted on Aug. 11 at 11:09 am

    Awesome decision. Like they say – that’s why they get the big buck$.

  6. Wayworn Wanderer says:

    Originally submitted on 2011/08/11 at 5:33 pm

    No one can cheat like we Texans can cheat?