15 year teacher testing fraud found in Ark, Tenn and Miss.unqualified to teach

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#1 Nov 25, 2012
Teachers accused in test-taking fraud that spans three states, 15 years. Your kids teachers may not be qualified to train pets much less your kids.
Published November 25, 2012
Associated Press
In this photo taken Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, Neal Kingston, director of the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas, talks about testing fraud in his Lawrence, Kan., office. Theres a never-ending war between those who try to maintain standards and those who are looking out for their own interests," says Kingston.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms.
For 15 years, teachers in three Southern states paid Clarence Mumford Sr.-- himself a longtime educator -- to send someone else to take the tests in their place, authorities said. Each time, Mumford received a fee of between $1,500 and $3,000 to send one of his test ringers with fake identification to the Praxis exam. In return, his customers got a passing grade and began their careers as cheaters, according to federal prosecutors in Memphis.
Authorities say the scheme affected hundreds -- if not thousands -- of public school students who ended up being taught by unqualified instructors.
"As technology keeps advancing, there are more and more ways to cheat on tests of this kind."
- Neal Kingston
Mumford faces more than 60 fraud and conspiracy charges that claim he created fake driver's licenses with the information of a teacher or an aspiring teacher and attached the photograph of a test-taker. Prospective teachers are accused of giving Mumford their Social Security numbers for him to make the fake identities.
The hired-test takers went to testing centers, showed the proctor the fake license, and passed the certification exam, prosecutors say. Then, the aspiring teacher used the test score to secure a job with a public school district, the indictment alleges. Fourteen people have been charged with mail and Social Security fraud, and four people have pleaded guilty to charges associated with the scheme.
Mumford "obtained tens of thousands of dollars" during the alleged conspiracy, which prosecutors say lasted from 1995 to 2010 in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
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#2 Nov 26, 2012
I think the names, cities where they taught and pictures of them all should be posted.

So some of you could say "Hey that's my teacher"....and she isnt qualified to teach. Hmmmmmm

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#3 Nov 26, 2012
At least he was not collecting welfare.

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#4 Nov 26, 2012
FOX knews wrote:
I think the names, cities where they taught and pictures of them all should be posted.
So some of you could say "Hey that's my teacher"....and she isnt qualified to teach. Hmmmmmm
The school systems in all three states of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee all keep trying to teach creationism in publican schools fack teachers would be best anyway.

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The school systems in all three states of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee all keep trying to teach creationism in publican schools fack teachers would be best anyway.
And that stupid obama song too..Im guessing we arent going to see any Doctors or rocket scientists out of there.. Just look at outhousemouse..Proof of just educating enough to get welfare..

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<quoted text>And that stupid obama song too..Im guessing we arent going to see any Doctors or rocket scientists out of there.. Just look at outhousemouse..Proof of just educating enough to get welfare..
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#7 Nov 26, 2012
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Can you imagine how many kids these unqualified teachers passed to the next grade when they shouldnt have.
Thats incredibly dangerous to our society.. Its the kids that will suffer when they go apply for a job when properly educated kids show them all up.
All those kids taught by these unqualified teachers should be tested so they dont wind up welfare /obama supporters or union workers and build successful lives instead.

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