Yes, test scores were up. Did you not see the data?<quoted text>
Test scores up???? Maybe, like Atlanta, a lot of educators around the country have felt compelled to "cheat" for their students instead of having to take the heat and lose their jobs because the kids were too lazy or stupid to learn.
Teaching/learning is mutual. A teacher can't teach unless a student is willing to learn, and a student can't learn unless a teacher is willing to teach. So how do YOU determine WHO is NOT doing what they are supposed to be doing?
Do you have any data to show US test scores were not up?
YOU determine WHO is NOT doing what they are supposed to be doing by measuring results. Individual test scores tell how students are doing and average test score improvements show how (teachers/schools/districts/st ates) are doing.