Keith Connors

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Bad Teachers Cheating And Greed At Pasco County Hudson High. Three Pasco County teachers caught up in a cheating scandal to make money off student exam results. Teachers we reportedly taking the exams themselves and creating “study guides” for their students. AKA, the bad teachers were giving students the answers to take with them in to exam rooms. Source TBT

 

  • Arrests Made Thursday

    Robert Herrington, Harold Martin III, and Kathleen Troutman, all charged with “scheming to defraud”. That’s a 2nd Degree Felony. All 3 are former Hudson High teachers.

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  • How Much Money We Talkin' About Here?

    You’ve heard of the Florida Farm Bureau? This subsidiary, the Agriculture Education Services & Technology division gives students the tools they need for a career in agriculture. In that, they pay teacher bonuses of $25 to $50 for passing exam test grades. Well, it can add up I guess. The three sneaky teachers may have pocketed $36,000. With possible total damages over $700,000. Ouch!

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  • How Did They get Caught

    For starters, some kids were completing the 30 to 45 minute exam in 5 minutes, with amazing results. The highest passing rate of any school. One official said,  “Hudson High School issued the most certificates statewide, 10 times the number of the school behind them.”

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