5 Teachers Caught Cheating In El Paso ISD

Charges from an FBI investigation indicate a systemic system of altering school records to improve student performance.  

By Rhonda Fanning & Alain StephensApril 28, 2016 2:25 pm| , ,

Five veteran El Paso educators were led away in handcuffs yesterday, the culmination of nearly six-year FBI investigation looking into whether some El Paso Independent School District officials altered student data. Charges range from conspiracy to commit mail fraud to witness retaliation.

Bob Moore, editor at the El Paso Times, says they believe the indictment came down last week, though it hasn’t been unsealed yet.

“They’re all facing charges relating to this scheme to defraud the state and federal accountability programs by rigging student performance data,” he said.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– Details about the evidence of wrongdoing, from altering scores on specific exams to altering student transcripts

– How these charges can be seen as a result of No Child Left Behind

– The 2012 and 2013 investigation by the El Paso Times that came before these indictments