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Fake Social Security Numbers for Teachers in Dallas

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The Dallas Morning News reports today that the Dallas school district had, until last summer, a practice of giving foreign teachers with visas fake Social Security numbers to quickly get them on the payroll. Some of the phony numbers were used to conduct background checks of new hires who had been brought in to teach bilingual courses, the article says.

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This practice makes no sense at all. There is a national system in place to issue temporary work permits with all the numbers required to keep things legal. That the system didn't work fast enough doesn't make sense either. Someone dropped the ball big time here.

They should have adapted their procedures so that they could put them on the payroll easily. Making up false social security numbers? It would be interesting the barriers that kept them from using another way. I'm guessing that the government has a bureaucracy that makes it an incentive to use fake SS numbers. That is the real story I suspect.

This story made http://detentionslip.org ! Check it out for all the crazy headlines from our schools.

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