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Commentary: Schools scandal in Atlanta reveals the dark side of offering incentives
0422Lynn Stout
Lynn Stout
Earlier this month, 35 public school teachers and administrators indicted for allegedly cheating to raise test scores in an Atlanta school district began turning themselves in to authorities. They may be the tip of the iceberg; a state investigation implicates 178 educators in the scandal.Were these teachers and principals all “bad apples,” intrinsically unethical individuals who somehow ended up in the same school district? Not likely.