November 15, 2008

From the wonderful world of education ...

... Dallas School District makes up fake Social Security numbers for Mexican and other foreign employees.

Years after being advised by a state agency to stop, the Dallas Independent School District continued to provide foreign citizens with fake Social Security numbers to get them on the payroll quickly.

The practice was described in an internal report issued in September by the district's investigative office, which looked into the matter after receiving a tip. The report said the Texas Education Agency learned of the fake numbers in 2004 and told DISD then that the practice "was illegal."

DISD human resources chief Kim Olson, who came to the district in 2007, said that she learned about the false numbers this past summer around the time the district's investigative unit was looking into them and that she put a stop to the practice.

"There's no way we should be doing that kind of stuff," Ms. Olson said. "Even if your intention is good to help employees get paid, you can't use inappropriate procedures to do that."

"Inappropriate??" See above, Ms. Olson. Try "Illegal." Ah yes, but the "intentions may have been good," you see. But you know what they say 'bout that.

Amazingly, the article doesn't contain a statement from an Hispanic "advocate" that deemed the investigation into all this "racist."

Posted by Hube at November 15, 2008 08:53 AM | TrackBack

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