This story about massive cooking of the test-result books at the Atlanta Public School District is all over the web. From the Atanta Journal Constitution:
"Across Atlanta Public Schools, staff worked feverishly in secret to transform testing failures into successes.
A state investigation found former Atlanta schools superintendent Beverly Hall and her top aides either ignored or destroyed evidence of test cheating across the district.
Teachers and principals erased and corrected mistakes on students’ answer sheets.
Area superintendents silenced whistle-blowers and rewarded subordinates who met academic goals by any means possible.
Superintendent Beverly Hall and her top aides ignored, buried, destroyed or altered complaints about misconduct, claimed ignorance of wrongdoing and accused naysayers of failing to believe in poor children’s ability to learn.
For years — as long as a decade — this was how the Atlanta school district produced gains on state curriculum tests."
Remember that next time a teacher's union says "they are doing it for the children."