Teacher: I helped students cheat because they were ‘dumb as hell’
ATLANTA -- A former fifth-grade teacher was quite frank when asked why she helped students cheat, telling another teacher she offered extra assistance on a test because she thought her kids were "dumb as hell." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution broke the news on the cheating scandal, reporting Atlanta math teacher Shayla Smith was part of a city-wide investigation that has implicated approximately 180 public school teachers.