Thursday, May 8, 2014
(Philadelphia, PA) -- A Philadelphia principal and four teachers are facing a slew of charges in a test-cheating scandal. State Attorney General Kathleen Kane said today the defendants perpetuated "a culture of cheating" over a five-year period. Kane claimed that Principal Evelyn Cortez publicly reprimanded teachers who didn't cheat and chastised students who wouldn't change answers or answered questions incorrectly. The Philadelphia School District suspended the five educators with pay after they were arrested this morning.