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APS and Dougherty Co. facing high costs for CRCT fall out (cheating Atlanta teachers forced out?)
WALB ^ | 2/23/12 | Jennifer Emert

Posted on 02/23/2012 4:23:52 PM PST by Libloather

APS and Dougherty Co. facing high costs for CRCT fall out
By Jennifer Emert
Updated: Feb 23, 2012 6:35 PM EST

ALBANY, GA - Teachers named in the CRCT cheating report in Atlanta were told Thursday to resign or be fired.

The school system is meeting with 180 employees and giving them until Friday to make their decision.

Both Atlanta and the Dougherty County School systems are under pressure to deal with those implicated in the state's investigations by May 15th.

That's when they must decide whether to renew contracts for those named in the state reports on cheating.

"The law says that if you interrupt a teacher's contract, then you have to have a hearing, you can't have a hearing without the evidence and so you continue to pay until you can have that hearing or non-renewing or whatever you end up doing, it's not unusual, all systems have been in this position before," said Tommy Coleman, DCSS Attorney Atlanta Public Schools have continued to pay $600,000 a month in salaries for educators who are currently suspended.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aps; atlanta; cheating; teachers
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1 posted on 02/23/2012 4:23:58 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

$600,000 a month. Amazing.

How about suspending them without pay?

No worky, no payee

2 posted on 02/23/2012 4:30:27 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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