Confession of a teacher: Reporter Ben Herold discusses school cheating story on NewsWorks Tonight

    Philadelphia Public School Notebook reporter Ben Herold joined NewsWorks Tonight Friday evening to discuss his continuing coverage of reports of cheating on state exams in several Pennsylvania schools.

    On Thursday, Ben Herold published his latest report: “Confession of a cheating teacher.” on Philadelphia Public School Notebook and


    Listen to Ben Herold on Friday evening’s NewsWorks Tonight.

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    In his report, a teacher went on the record, claiming to have helped her students cheat.

    “What I did was wrong, but I don’t feel guilty about it,” a veteran Philadelphia English teacher told Herold.

    During a series of interviews, the teacher told the Notebok/NewsWorks she reguarly provided prohibited assistance on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA).

    The news comes in the wake of a a 2009 report, indicating dozens of Pennsylvania schools showed possible signs of cheating on the state exam.

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