Those of you who work in schools know how the reward/penalty game works.
If your school does well, the superintendent or others will come and visit. The principal gets on a fast-track for more lucrative positions and the accolades come pouring in every which way.
If the school does poorly, the principal and teachers can be placed on an improvement plan. Principals are warned they could be demoted or switched to a different school.
There’s no denying that principals face a ton of pressure from school officials, parents and community members.
The vast majority of them handle it well without cheating or turning a blind eye to when it occurs. A few do not.
What pushes some principals to cheat?