“That’s what gets lost. Everyone starts crying about these educators … There were thousands of children that were harmed in this thing. This is not a victimless crime that occurred in this city.” That was Judge Jerry W. Baxter of Fulton County Superior Court as he handed down some pretty shocking sentences to educators convicted of inflating students’ standardized test scores. Some of the educators were sentenced to seven years in prison.

+ A New York teacher was fired for assigning students write why they hated a classmate who they described as “ugly, annoying and a phony.”