Skip to comments.Few teachers in Atlanta cheating probe willing to resign (taxpayers pick up huge tab)
Posted on 03/01/2012 10:21:41 PM PST by Libloather
Few teachers in Atlanta cheating probe willing to resign
By Jaime Sarrio
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
5:34 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012
A last-ditch attempt to push Atlanta educators accused of cheating off the payroll has so far failed to convince many to resign, partly because they have little incentive to go.
That means taxpayers will be on the hook for what is shaping up to be a costly firing process. The district has spent $6.2 million paying the salaries of suspended educators, an expense that increases $600,000 a month. Legal fees have cost the district at least $700,000 and will likely climb as APS attorneys work to build cases against about 120 educators still on the payroll. Those fired may be entitled to employment hearings, which average $9,000 a person.
Last week, APS met with about 60 educators who face the most egregious allegations to put an offer on the table: Quit now and avoid receiving a charge letter, the first step in the firing process, and one that can stain an educators career. Five educators have taken the deal, according to APS.
Other employees are considering the offer, said a district spokesman. APS said expected it would take some employees time to make a decision. In the meantime, the district plans to issue charge letters on a case-by-case basis. Superintendent Erroll Davis said Friday the district will start with those who confessed, and other egregious cases.
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Just do it.
Of course not - they have the Union to protect them! Just another example of why Unions are passe.
They’d resign if they weren’t getting paid to be criminals...DUH!
...and in other news an 11-year-old boy gets handcuffed in front of his classroom for missing 20 days of school.
The world is crazy.
I guess they could just keep paying them for nothing for a decade or so, isn’t that what happens in NYC?
That’s what I say. I’d rather take a chance and charge them all, then to calmly accept their resignations and allow them to go work elsewhere.
They were given their chance and they choose to not take it.
I really doubt either DA would prefer charges for the obvious reasons.
Absolutely! It’s that any of these scam artists are still employed is beyond the pale and proof positive of the abject failure of politicians to guard the People’s interests, the children’s interests, against those of the Big Labor unions and culture of corruption fostered within.
Aren’t most of these scumbag cheating teachers Holder’s people?
Nothing will be done about this - - it’s only taxpayer money, after all. Hopefully, it’s primarily Atlanta taxpayer money. Who cares what happens to that concentrated Democrat parasite nest anyway? Cough it up, morons.
You have to appreciate how bad the Fulton County DA’s office is to understand why criminal prosecution will not happen. Any kind of white collar criminal prosecution - they seldom have the resources for. It means that a lot of crimes which take resources (forensic accounting, lots of evidence/exhibits, etc.) to prosecute get dead-docketed (diverted from prosecution). Atlanta is a mess in so many dimensions.
Main question: How many are Holder’s people? How many are “protected”?
And the answer is: All of them.
Yes, and it's a school full of "Holder's people" who are getting cheated out of an education.
Not that Gubmint' education's worth all that much, mind you.
They’d resign if the alternative was jail time; this is a disgrace.
It’s just not fair...
Holy s***, seriously? I wrote a Modest Proposal-esque essay in High School proposing this exact situation, and now we have THIS?
You know things are bad when satire becomes reality.