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Survey: 1 in 5 High School Teachers Altered Student Grades Last Year

Source: Posted By: Peter 4080 days ago

Nearly one-third of Chicago Public high school teachers say they felt pressured to inflate students’ grades this past school year. And 20 percent admit they gave in to that pressure.

The numbers are detailed in a Chicago Sun-Times report out Sunday—and are based on a joint Sun-Times/Chicago Teachers Union survey of 1,400 teachers.

Teachers reported pressure came from all sides—coaches concerned about student scholarships, parents trying to get their kids into elite high schools, and principals....

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