Pennsylvania State Education Association Reacts to 2012 State Exam Results

Pennsylvania State Education Association President Mike Crossey isn’t dismissing the cheating concerns that have arisen over state exams and their impact on the 2012

Pennsylvania System of School Assessment scores, but he also is asking the public to put the problem into perspective.

“It is important to remember that the vast majority of educators followed the rules. In the small number of cases where that didn’t happen – allegedly 100 educators out of more than 130,000 statewide – those individuals should be held accountable,” Crossey said.

He also placed some of the blame for 2012 statewide PSSA results  that showed one in four students performed at grade-level in math and reading on the $1 billion cut in funding that districts received last year.

Click here to read the full article published on Pennlive.com (September 21, 2012)

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