Union Wants Teachers To Lookout For Grade Rigging

Feb 23, 2016

A statewide teachers’ union is putting out an alert for educators to lookout for illegal grading schemes. 

The Ohio Federation of Teachers says there are administrators putting educators in a bad position. The most recent case allegedly happened in Strasburg in Tuscarawas County, where a superintendent is accused of ordering teachers to change grades.

OFT President Melissa Cropper acknowledges that certain requests made from administrators may seem harmless at first, so when all else fails; don’t change grades.

“At the end of the day you are responsible for what the law and for what’s best for students. So you don’t change the grades and if someone’s twisting your arm to change those grades -- then you report that to a higher authority,” said Cropper.

Cropper adds that teachers can always call the Ohio Department of Education if there’s any questionable activity.