Education Chief: Make Teachers Pay For Cheating

08/13/2011 11:05 am ET | Updated Oct 13, 2011

HARTFORD -- School employees found helping students cheat on state standardized test shouldn't only lose their jobs, they should pay to clean up the mess, acting Commissioner of Education George Coleman said Wednesday.

Faced with having to shell out $20,000 or more to pay for an investigation into allegations of cheating at an elementary school in Waterbury, Coleman told the state Board of Education state statutes need to be stronger to level penalties to recoup the costs incurred as a result of testing improprieties.

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