Teacher Fails the Test

A major fraudulent test-taking scheme spanning three states was halted in 2009 after going undetected for 15 years. In February 2012, Clarence Mumford Sr., 59, pleaded guilty as mastermind of the syndicate charging schoolteachers thousands of dollars to have proxy test-takers sit for them in mandatory qualifications exams. The 2009 incident that brought it all to light? One hired proxy (Memphis, Tenn., science teacher Shantell Shaw) decided to take a morning test for one teacher and an afternoon test for another, at the same location, wearing the same pink baseball cap