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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:02 AM

State removes El Paso ISD board

Dissolving the authority of El Paso Independent School District trustees and installing a new board of managers provided Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams with a stern message Thursday for administrators and educators trying to game the federal accountability system:

"We're not going to allow cheating in this state."

Williams delivered his warning after announcing plans to strip all power from the beleaguered El Paso ISD school board, which allowed a cheating scheme to flourish under a superintendent now serving time in federal prison, and failed to fix the district that still must search for dozens of students it once cast out.

In the end, Williams said, the community no longer trusts the seven trustees, who were elected to oversee the city's largest school district.


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mbperrin Dec 2012 #1

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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:06 PM

1. Thank goodness there are no corrosive effects to high-stakes

testing! Whew!

You know, when you give someone an impossible task and tell them that their job depends on doing it, is it a surprise that cheating occurs?

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