106 teachers may be fired in Miami-Dade for buying fake credentials

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by chydenius, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. chydenius

    chydenius New Member

    Re: Access slowing class credit inquiry

    But, not any teacher who unknowingly defrauded the district?

    If the superintendent is going to try to separate the malicious from the unwitting, then this will be more entertaining than anything on TV.

    And, all this because the system focuses on inputs rather than student outcomes. In an outcomes-based system, if the students do well, it does not matter whether or not their teachers have collected so-and-so many CEUs.
  2. Charles

    Charles New Member

    According to the Nashville City Paper,

    “None of the adjunct professors actually taught anything,” the report stated. “No teachers actually attended any classes … The teachers simply paid money and later received a transcript.”

    Do your really think the teachers involved in this fraud did so not knowing it was a fraud.
  3. chydenius

    chydenius New Member

    You are correct. It will be interesting to see if the superintendent will try to distinguish among the knowing and the unknowing, or is going to fire the lot.
  4. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    If this turns out to be the case then it will be the end of it. No one who has previously earned a legitimate Bachelors degree and a valid teaching certificate could possibly believe that they could simply buy another degree without completing some substantial amount of work.

    Note to chydenius: I'm not an attorney but I'm guessing that it is, by definition, impossible to "unknowingly defraud" anyone as fraud is a deliberate act. I don't think that one can act both deliberately and unknowingly in this context. Despite this semantic mix-up, your meaning was clear.
  5. DesElms

    DesElms New Member

    Indeed. That would settle all bets. And if that's true, then I officially take back my bleeding heart post earlier in this thread.
  6. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Yeah. But I still say we find the administrators that approved this racket and hang them right alongside the teachers.

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