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Teacher Shayla Smith Helped Students Cheat Because They were "Dumb as Hell"

| by Michael Allen

Former fifth-grade math teacher Shayla Smith, who is implicated in an Atlanta, Georgia cheating scandal, allegedly helped students cheat because she thought they were “dumb as hell,” reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Smith was reportedly responsible for supervising students while the tests were being completed.

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Schajuan Jones, who taught a fourth-grade class, overheard Smith talking to another teacher about the test.

Jones said: “The words were, ‘I had to give your kids, or your students, the answers because they’re dumb as hell.’”

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A former student also accused Smith of helping her cheat, claiming that the teacher offered the girl, now in eighth grade, the answers to a math test in 2010.

The school tribunal deliberated for one hour before handing down a guilty verdict. Smith had been charged with willful neglect and immorality, and was fired from her job.

She's reportedly now going into politics.