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Few teachers in Atlanta cheating probe willing to resign (taxpayers pick up huge tab)
AJC ^ | 3/01/12 | Jaime Sarrio

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 educator’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atlanta; cheating; probe; teachers
Criminal charges could be brought as result of investigations by the Fulton and DeKalb county district attorneys.

Just do it.

1 posted on 03/01/2012 10:21:47 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Of course not - they have the Union to protect them! Just another example of why Unions are passe.


2 posted on 03/01/2012 10:24:56 PM PST by Deagle
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To: Libloather

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.


3 posted on 03/01/2012 10:25:05 PM PST by madison10
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To: Libloather

I guess they could just keep paying them for nothing for a decade or so, isn’t that what happens in NYC?


4 posted on 03/01/2012 10:36:08 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Libloather

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.


5 posted on 03/01/2012 10:36:32 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Libloather

I really doubt either DA would prefer charges for the obvious reasons.


6 posted on 03/01/2012 10:52:40 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: All; Libloather

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.


7 posted on 03/01/2012 11:15:54 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: Libloather

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.


8 posted on 03/01/2012 11:20:19 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Libloather

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.


9 posted on 03/01/2012 11:45:40 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Lancey Howard

Main question: How many are Holder’s people? How many are “protected”?


10 posted on 03/02/2012 12:06:55 AM PST by LifePath
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To: LifePath

And the answer is: All of them.


11 posted on 03/02/2012 12:11:05 AM PST by LifePath
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To: Lancey Howard
Aren’t most of these scumbag cheating teachers Holder’s people?

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.

12 posted on 03/02/2012 12:12:48 AM PST by Bullish (12-22-2012)
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To: madison10

They’d resign if the alternative was jail time; this is a disgrace.


13 posted on 03/02/2012 2:24:27 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Libloather

It’s just not fair...


14 posted on 03/02/2012 3:52:05 AM PST by blam
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To: Libloather

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.


15 posted on 12/17/2012 4:21:03 PM PST by Luircin
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