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Cheating the System (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-07-15

Duration: 00:06:31

Subjects: Education | Cheating (Education) | Educational tests and measurements | TEACHER EVALUATIONS


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Reporter
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Norton, Scott Interviewee
  • Haynes, Joyce Interviewee


This segment from the July 15, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s report on the possibility of a standardized test cheating scandal in Louisiana similar to the one uncovered in the Atlanta public schools. Lincoln interviews: Dr. Scott Norton, the Assistant State Superintendent of Education, on the safeguards put into place to prevent widespread cheating on standardized tests and the isolated incidents that are discovered every year; an unidentified teacher on the pressure she feels from her school district to pass students; and Joyce Haynes, the president of the Louisiana Association of Educators, on her fear that more teachers may try to cheat because of the state’s new teacher evaluation system. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford