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Resource ID: #15376
Subject: Education
Source: Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
Date: Dec. 7, 1997


When Morris Homes took over as New Orleans schools superintendent in 1993, he promised that test scores would improve. And amid intense pressure to do better, they did rise - so much so that experts say the result is too good to be true. Critics say the school system has ignored signs of a testing process out of control: improbable jumps in scores, sloppy procedures and some outright violations of the rules.

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