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Hearings first step to firing educators (cheating Atlanta perps hard to get rid of)
AJC ^ | 3/09/12 | Jaime Sarrio

Posted on 03/10/2012 7:31:04 PM PST by Libloather

Hearings first step to firing educators
9 accused Atlanta educators to go before tribunals next week
By Jaime Sarrio
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
5:38 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2012

Atlanta Public Schools next week will hold the first in a series of hearings necessary to fire educators accused of cheating, the district confirmed Thursday.

After months of delay and millions spent in payroll and legal expenses, nine educators suspected of some of the most egregious of the school system’s widespread test cheating are scheduled to go before a tribunal.

For the school district, it’s a chance to bring resolution to a case that has dragged on for months and cost taxpayers millions. For educators, its the first chance to tell their side of the story since a damning 400-plus-page state investigation was released in July.

“Like any person accused . . . they are anxious,” said Gerald Griggs, who represents six educators named in the report. “But they are confident in the evidence we have, that they will be heard and truth will come out.”

Last week, the district sent certified letters to 11 educators notifying them of the district’s intent to fire them. Known as “charge letters,” the documents obtained Thursday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution detail the allegations and list the potential witnesses who will be called to testify.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: atlanta; cheating; georgia; perps; teachers
Just think Commiecare™.
1 posted on 03/10/2012 7:31:09 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

They basically have nothing to lose since they get paid until they are fired. If the county sued them for court costs in addition to the firing letter they might get more people to leave.

2 posted on 03/10/2012 7:45:45 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

But, but - they said they did it for the chilrun.

3 posted on 03/10/2012 7:47:34 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Libloather

Should we be surprised if the defense sounds like an excuse an egregiously cheating student might make up.

It seems nothing can embarrass the union badly enough to make the body politic move to abolish it.

4 posted on 03/10/2012 8:09:30 PM PST by raccoonnookkeeper
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Libloather.

5 posted on 03/10/2012 8:36:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: raccoonnookkeeper

It is not that hard to get rid of them: Explain to these union pukes that they have choices:

1. Voluntarily quit — and continue living.
2. Be retired permanently — by a tree, a rope, assembly required, and repetition as often as required.

The second solution solves many other problems and yields excellent compost.

6 posted on 03/10/2012 8:37:12 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: MasterGunner01
Wow! Like how you ‘solve problems’. IF your tactic on cheating educators was tried and worked, then we could use it on local, state and fed lawmakers and bureaucrats.

Then on mealy mouthed, lying ‘journalists’...geez the list just gets longer.

Seriously like your idea.

7 posted on 03/11/2012 4:58:57 AM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: Tahoe3002

It does work. It worked for Judge Isaac C. “Hangman” Parker (U.S. District Court of Arkansas) and Justice of the Peace Roy Bean “Law West of the Pecos”.

But, we’re into a “kinder, gentler age” — NOT.

8 posted on 03/11/2012 2:26:51 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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