My mother was a New York City school teacher, and she described this to me in the 1970s in her school district in Spanish Harlem (District Four), which was overseen by Anthony Alvarado, who was later made chancellor of New York City’s schools because of his supposed improvement in test scores. I vividly recall my mom describing the cheating in his administration in the 1970s. The scoring of the tests must be done by outside agencies, and the tests cannot be administered by the school system, especially by the teachers or principals of the local schools.
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 6:33 PM
Subject: Open Memo to the People of the City of Buffalo from Carl Paladino