Friday, November 21, 2008

Cheating at School

Taken from: School District Fakes Records for Immigrant Teachers

For years, even after being advised by a state agency to stop, a major school district in Texas dodged administrative hassles by hiring foreign nationals as teachers and issuing them fake Social Security numbers.

The Dallas Independent School District, according to the Dallas Morning News, has been hiring Mexican and Spanish citizens for years to deal with a shortage in bilingual teachers.

The school district's Office of Professional Responsibility began an investigation, however, after it received a tip in July that many of the foreign teachers were being issued false Social Security numbers in order to push through bureaucratic red tape and get them on the payroll more quickly.

The Dallas Observer found 192 instances of Social Security discrepancies in the office's investigative report, with 26 caused by phony numbers given to foreign nationals.

How much do you really know about your child's teacher?


Kyle said...

Are they desperate or what?!?
Unbelievable that government agencies don't think the rules apply to them.

Jeffrey said...

Wait, how do they do background checks on teachers with fake SS#?


Nealy said...

If the school district is dishonest, how do they teach honesty? DISD needs an Extreme Makeover.

Autumn said...

not to mention all the millions of $$$ that have gone missing or 'miss spent' by employees. now they are firing over 500 teachers to make up for it. who will teach the children in Dallas?