A former fifth-grade teacher embroiled in Atlanta’s ongoing widespread cheating scandal allegedly admitted to helping the students cheat because they’re ‘dumb as hell.”
Math teacher Shayla Smith was reportedly in charge of andministering a test to her students. She is alleged to have given her students the answers.
A fellow teacher overheard her explaining her rationale:
“‘The words were, ‘I had to give your kids, or your students, the answers because they’re dumb as hell,’ Jones was quoted as saying about the interaction between Smith and the unidentified third teacher.
A former student also allegedly accused Smith of cheating, adding that the educator offered the girl, now in eighth grade, the answers to a math test in 2010.
The tribunal deliberated for just one hour before handing down a guilty verdict. Smith had been charged with willful neglect and immorality, and she subsequently lost her job.”
The larger cheating investigation in Atlanta has implicated over 180 teachers.
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