Texas test scandal ex-school chief faces 3.5 years

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    Garcia admitted to devising a scheme to keep hundreds of low-performing sophomores from taking the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test. Some students were held back in the ninth grade while others were told to drop out before the 10th grades accountability tests.

    The district thus gave the appearance of improving academic performance, meaning it was able to qualify for more federal funds. Garcia personally received at least $56,000 in bonuses.

    The Texas Education Agency cleared Garcia in 2010 of allegations brought by then-state Sen. Eliot Shapleigh. But in late 2011, the El Paso Times filed a Freedom of Information Act request for correspondence between the federal Education Department and the school district. When the attorney general ruled that the records must be released, the district acknowledged the scandal.

    Texas test scandal ex-school chief faces 3.5 years - Yahoo! News
     
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    Damned Republican!
     
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    It says 'faces' 3.5 years.

    Will he get that, nah....
     
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    The interesting point to me was that

    So, lemme get this straight: if a school superintendant does the job of the Federal Government (Border Control) then the FBI shows up to drag his ass into court by interpreting his actions as trying to keep a bunch of dumbass beaners from dragging down his district's test scores?

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