published Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Atlanta tells 178 educators: Resign or be fired

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Public Schools interim Superintendent Erroll Davis has sent letters home to all 178 employees implicated in the system’s cheating scandal, informing them they can resign next week or face being fired.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the letters began arriving in mailboxes Friday.

Davis states in the letter that Atlanta Public Schools will accept resignations Monday through Wednesday, and the district will begin termination proceedings against those who decide to try and keep their jobs.

A state investigation released this month found that 178 Atlanta educators cheated on Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests at nearly half of the district’s 100 schools. The investigation showed the cheating likely went as far back as 2001, affecting tens of thousands of children.

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joepulitzer said...

If Bernie could do it, why can't Georgie?

July 16, 2011 at 8:47 a.m.
SeaMonkey said...

what a surprise........not

i guess decades and decades of churning out vacant, dull, ignorant and illiterate people wasn't evidence enough.

yeah, boy....gotta love those government schools.

that's just the tip of the iceberg.

July 16, 2011 at 12:42 p.m.
gullydirt said...

Boy, this goes to show what govt. teachers have been saying all along "It's all about the children". This shows what teachers really think about the students. I wonder if the 10 years or more of cheating had something to do with the teacher's salaries?

July 16, 2011 at 2:23 p.m.
hambone said...

When you srart grading teachers on how well the kids do and the kids are dumb a$$es this is what you get!

July 16, 2011 at 3:15 p.m.
Oz said...

Let the lawsuits begin. Parents against Atlanta Public Schools, the union against the Atlanta Public Schools, teachers against teachers, etc.

July 16, 2011 at 10:33 p.m.
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