Some of the numbers were real Social Security numbers already assigned to people elsewhere. And in some cases, the state's educator certification office unknowingly used the bogus numbers to run criminal background checks on the new hires, most of whom were brought in to teach bilingual classes.
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."
Did you get that? They had to be TOLD that the practice was illegal! These are employees of a SCHOOL district. At the very least someone in that organization is complicit in identity theft. The Dallas ISD, your Texas Idjits of the Day.