Have you ever cheated on a test? Come on. You can tell me.
Are you one of the people that cheated on your drivers license test? Some of my closest friends cheated on this simple test.
My husband asks, “Does anyone ever fail the drivers test –cuz it seems– like anyone can get a license.”
I say we are a culture who is perfectly cool with cheating and getting away with it is how you get ahead. Right. One doesn’t have to look very hard to find examples of rampant cheating, lying, breaking the rules and never having to face justice! Unless of course you’re named Martha Stewart. She’s a convicted felon.
This past week in Atlanta, Georgia 11 educators — mostly African Americans that worked in impoverished communities–are now facing up to twenty years in prison for A. cheating on standardized tests, B. racketeering C. all of the above. They are taking the fall for a broken system a.k.a. No Child Left Behind that encouraged cheating especially at poor schools.
Two facts about No Child Left Behind:
1. The end goal was that every child would be proficient in reading and math by 2014. Yeah, that didn’t happen and
2. No Child Left Behind really meant no child left untested.
FACT: States on average spend 1.7 billion dollars a year on standardized testing. 1.7 billion dollars a year what a scam!
University of Georgia law professor Ron Carlson said, “It has to send a message to educators and broadly across the nation. Playing with students test scores is very, very dangerous business.”
Yeah but starting an illegal war, torturing and bragging about it is A+ okay. Or if you’re Wall Street no worries. See banks are too big to “nail” right?
We get it. We get it. There is a two tier legal system. One for regular folk and one for the billionaires that continue to increase their fortunes on the backs of the working class and the working poor.
Good thing these 11 educators will soon be sent to the big house! I’m glad they threw the book at them…educators. Now I’ll be able to sleep a lot better knowing that JP MORGAN CEO Jamie Dimon is still a free man!
Guess what I just received in the mail? A big whopping one hundred dollar check from J. P. Morgan Chase Manhattan settlement. I don’t really know why I got a one hundred dollar check but they must of been up to no good to give me one hundred dollars. Did you know J.P. Morgan Chase Manhattan made $5.3 billion from July to September and the number of employees fell about 1 percent compared to the previous quarter. According to the Huffington Post, “The bank shed about 3,300 jobs to 259,550. But the good news is, “The company’s doing quite well, and we want to pay our people fairly and properly was we always have,” Jamie Dimon shared. Oh and in the meantime Jamie Dimon’s salary is reported to be $23 million last year, mostly in stock awards.
About four years ago credit card companies suddenly increased their customer’s interest rates to over 23% because…they could. I called my credit card company Chase Manhattan disputing the change and while speaking with a supervisor, suddenly I was listening to a recorded message, which informed me, “Chase Manhattan would no longer accept calls from this number, further correspondence would need to be in writing due to my aggressive TONE!”
Sure we will change the terms of our previous contractual agreement but if you get snippy about our criminal practices, we will ignore you because no one will do anything about it. Now, if you excuse us we need to commit world wide fraud on an epic level.
That was the day I swore that once this debt was paid off, I would NEVER – NEVER do business with JP Morgan Chase Manhattan and since they’re all in bed together Bank of America and Citigroup can suck it too.
By the way did you know in Florence during the Renaissance, the Arte del Cambio – guild of mercantile money – changers who facilitated the city’s international trade- made the cheating of clients punishable by torture? Rule 70 of the guild’s statutes stipulated that any member caught in unethical conduct could be dispcilined on the rack “or other corrective instruments” at the headquarters of the guild. It really was a time of enlightenment.
Don’t you think it is about time that we actually had some sort of justice served for all the ass wipe Wall Street Bankers that made it their life’s mission to impose “creative banking” upon us all?
Oh, the good old days and the “rack”. I say let CEO Jamie Dimon, Brian Moynahan of Bank of America and Vikram Pandit of Citigroup eat cake in prison. Yum!