Dallas Jackson is Superintendent of the Forest Hills School District in nearby Cincinnati and he has become the focus of a standardized testing scandal. About a month ago, a number of teachers sent a letter to Randy Smith, President of the school board, claiming that Jackson had thrown out numerous test scores.
Among the allegations made against Jackson not only involved him throwing out test scores, but teachers say they have been bullied by Jackson into changing semester grades. They claim Jackson threw out all 100 test scores at the school his son attends because his son failed the test. When the story broke, the local media tried to contact some of the parents of students at the schools, but many of them were afraid to talk for fear that Jackson would retaliate against their children.
The letter sent by the teachers reads:
“The teachers of Turpin High School are very frustrated and enraged about a situation that came about during the first semester exams of the 2014-2015 school year. We would very much like for you to investigate this situation and determine that action is necessary.”