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Article posted: 11/25/2012 7:43 PM

Feds: Teachers embroiled in test-taking fraud

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Neal Kingston, director of the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas, talks about testing fraud in his Lawrence, Kan., office. "There's a never-ending war between those who try to maintain standards and those who are looking out for their own interests," says Kingston.

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It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms. For 15 years, teachers in three Southern states paid Clarence Mumford Sr. -- himself a longtime educator -- to send someone else to take the tests in their place, authorities said.
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