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Posted: 3/19/2006 3:10:51 PM EDT


Dozens of teachers resign amid cheating scandal

MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- A growing scandal over teachers who paid to get credit for courses they never took has cost nearly three dozen educators their jobs, and hundreds of others are being investigated.

The Miami-Dade County School Board in Florida voted 5-4 on Wednesday to fire six teachers and accept the resignations of 26 others.

The punishments stem from a scam run by former high school teacher William McCoggle, who claimed to offer continuing-education classes through a private company. McCoggle pleaded guilty to fraud in November, admitting he did little more than sell transcripts, requiring no tests, homework or other academic work.

On Wednesday, dozens of students and parents defended the teachers who lost their jobs, saying that removing them in the middle of the school year would be too disruptive.

Board member Evelyn Greer, who voted against the firings, agreed. "It baffles me, just baffles me, to have disruptions at the class level," Greer said.
{Of course the media won't include comments from anyone who SUPPORTS the firing of UNQUALIFIED teachers who CHEAT and commit FRAUD!!! }

Florida law requires teachers in public schools to take the equivalent of six education credits every five years to maintain their licenses. The credits can also get teachers raises and let them teach other courses.

McCoggle, who had taught in Miami-Dade County schools since 1983 before retiring last summer, agreed to serve two years in prison in a deal with prosecutors and must pay up to $100,000 in restitution.

Hundreds of teachers who never took classes are being investigated for buying continuing education transcripts.

Last fall, Ohio's Otterbein College, which has about 3,000 students, revoked nearly 10,000 credits given to 657 teachers. It was one of five schools that prosecutors say provided the course credits through McCoggle's company, Move On Toward Education and Training.


Unbefuckinglievable!

So these teachers are not only UNQUALIFIED to teach - they CHEATED in getting FRAUDULENT transcripts to keep their job - and yet the parents (the same ones who keep saying they want "high quality" teachers) actually WANT these liars, cheaters and unqualified frauds to keep teaching and serving as role-models for their children!?!???

What in the FUCK!???



Link Posted: 3/19/2006 3:11:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 3:41:13 PM EDT
As a teacher, I would certainly recommend firing them and banning them from the profession for life.

As far as firing them immediately, I would have to consider how many are at the same school...if they're scattered throughout (what I'm presuming to be) a rather large district, can their asses immediately. However, if there's a bunch just at one school, that WOULD put a huge dent in a lot of innocent kids' education. Having 2 or 3 new teachers come in ...

... after reconsidering, fuck em. Fire them now.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:00:28 PM EDT
How hard is it to sit through your continuing education classes.

Lazy assed f!ckers.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 4:04:27 PM EDT
Ever notice that whenever a teacher or principal is fired, there is always a group of students/parents there to defend them?

You would think that a good parent would use this situation as a lesson to teach their children that there are no short cuts in life and cheaters are scum??


Stoopid parents.
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