Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wall Street Cheats: Teachers Cheat: Which ONE GROUP goes to prison? (Not Wall Street) Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart compared the “eerie” similarities between the Atlanta teacher cheating scandal with fraud on Wall Street, and discovered that the only difference between the two seems to be who was actually punished. (Spoiler alert: It was the teachers.)
On last night’s Daily Show segment, Stewart looked at the basics of both cases to see where they overlapped and diverged. The similarities were endless: widespread lying for personal gain, a culture of secrecy and intimidation, and a refusal to admit to wrongdoing. But the stories had very different endings: teachers and administrators involved in the Atlanta scandal will actually be doing hard time, with some were sentenced to years in prison. While the Wall Streeters “whose financial crimes nearly broke the Earth” escaped wholly unscathed, with the exception of one conviction.

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