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Cheating, Standardized Tests & Public Education

New revelations about cheating on standardized tests in D.C. public schools are adding to the fallout over cheating scandals across the country. In Atlanta, dozens of educators and the former superintendent of the city's school system were indicted. And in the District of Columbia, lingering questions about the integrity of standardized tests are overshadowing the academic progress achieved under former schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee.

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