The LA Times suggests tests cause cheating
I thought this Los Angeles Times story’s suggestion that the focus on standardized testing is to blame for cheating on those tests is just silly.
If testing is to blame for cheating teachers and administrators, then the tax code is to blame for tax cheats and the speed limit is to blame for speeders. None of these are true. The system is not to blame. The laws themselves are not to blame. The people who commit the illegal and/or unethical acts are to blame. It is just an excuse and a lame one at that.