Mike Crossey, president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, says the allegations involve a small number of schools. He points out that the probe takes attention away from the massive education cuts the Corbett administration has put in place.
The latest School Assessment scores declined by 1.4 percent in math and 1.6 percent in reading.
State Education Secretary Ron Tomalis attributes it to the cheating being exposed, and expects to file complaints against more than 100 educators suspected of misconduct in administering the tests. Crossey counters that lower test scores are inevitable when nearly a billion dollars has been slashed from the education budget.