By Gary Rubinstein, Special to CNN
Editor’s Note: Gary Rubinstein is a high school math teacher and the author of two guidebooks for new teachers, “Reluctant Disciplinarian” and “Beyond Survival.” He is also a two-time recipient of the Math for America Master Teacher Fellowship. He blogs at http://garyrubinstein.teachforus.org
In a recent investigation, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution analyzed data from nearly 70,000 schools and found indications of standardized test cheating in as many as 200 districts. When a school tampers with standardized tests, certain people benefit while others suffer. The principal of the cheating school might get a bonus, while the honest school might get shut down.
Though test tampering is bad, I have examined eight other common types of cheating for my blog that I believe are even worse.
In my opinion, a huge cheat that would cost nearly nothing to fix is the way some charter schools…
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