“For 15 years, teachers in three Southern states paid Clarence Mumford Sr… to send someone else to take the tests in their place, authorities said… Authorities say the scheme affected hundreds – if not thousands – of public school students who ended up being taught by unqualified instructors.”
An article in the Charleston Voice yesterday tells a disturbing story of a teacher who, for a fee, arranged for aspiring teachers to have their tests taken by someone else, so that they could obtain jobs in the school system.
Presumably their awareness of their inability to qualify came from previous failed attempt(s) or good guessing, but that didn’t stop Black educator Charles Mumford from charging up to $3,000 at a time to make the necessary arrangements.
It would seem that money trumps ability, at least as far as he is concerned. And as for the students forced to receive sub-standard educations, with possible lifelong negative consequences, well, that’s just too bad…
Fortunately, Mumford removed himself from the educational system two years ago after using some of this revenue in a failed attempt to purchase sexual favours from a student.
It would be interesting to know how many of his “customers” were Black, and how many were White…
See “Cheating scandal: Feds say teachers hired stand-in to take their certification tests” here.