Friday, March 25, 2005

Test scam

This is a pretty remarkable salary for someone who can't pass a teacher test. I'd be curious to know, though, what the test is asking. Maybe an enterprising soul can find a copy of a similar test.

Brightly, 38, a teacher at one of the city's worst schools, Middle School 142, allegedly concocted the plot to swap identities with Leitner last summer. If he failed the state exam again, Brightly risked losing his $59,000-a-year job.

How the scam worked:

Brightly allegedly helped Leitner obtain a counterfeit state identification card that showed Leitner's photo with Brightly's name. Using the bogus ID, the pair conned city educrats into issuing Leitner a school ID card to use on test day, authorities said.

Via Education Wonks


Anonymous said...

Here is a PDF version of the preparation guide for the state exam:

I've taken the NY State certification tests and can testify that they are utter drivel.

Instructivist said...

Many thanks, Anon.