Cited here is a commentary by Bill Black on the recent conviction of Georgia school teachers and principals for fraud in reporting student test scores. Professor Black makes a very interesting comparison between this situation, the media coverage and reaction to it, versus the unprosecuted crimes of Wall Street bankers and banks.
I don’t have much to add in the way of comments. This is a provocative comparison and it ought to hit home with people if only because they are closer to their own schools and school boards, so the light-bulb of recognition might go off a little more easily.
The light-bulb of recognition went off alright. Just in the wrong heads.
You have to wonder why “clear partisan lines” are needed in non-partisan elections to “clarify” where candidates stand on issues when they always get so much help like this:
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