Skip to comments.Atlanta educator prevails in tribunal (cheating scandal)
Posted on 06/10/2012 1:51:16 PM PDT by Libloather
Atlanta educator prevails in tribunal
By Daarel Burnette
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
4:50 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012
An Atlanta educator on Saturday became the first teacher to prevail in a series of disciplinary tribunals held as a result of a widespread cheating investigation.
Now Angela Williamson, formerly of Dobbs Elementary School, awaits a decision from the Atlanta school board on the status of her employment. The board can follow the superintendent's recommendation to terminate her or vote to reinstate her.
Where they stand now
About 89 educators of 178 suspected of cheating remain on the Atlanta Public Schools district's payroll, including teachers and administrators. They can make their case to keep their jobs before an APS tribunal. Once the hearings are held and terminations are recommended, the matter goes to the school board for approval. If the board upholds the decision, the employee is terminated immediately.
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According to state investigators, in 2008 and 2009, Williamson prompted students to change their answers from wrong to right by coughing, frowning or telling them to ‘go back over your answers’.
But GBI investigators couldn’t find the tape on which they say Williamson admitted to testing improprieties.
“”””Our argument is that Angela had nothing to do with it. Its impossible for her to have hovered over each child and given the correct answers for a test she didnt know the answers to.”””
Not a very good defense to say that the teacher did not know the answers to the test questions.
It does not say much about the intelligence of the teacher.
No wonder the teachers help the kids cheat. The teachers are incompetent, ignorant, dingbats who voted for Obama.
Before I even looked at the article, I knew she was a SPLIB!!
If the report's to be believed, this is simply a case of the GBI losing the audio tape of her interview, in which she admitted coaxing her students to change answers on two years of the CRCT tests.
The overall report on her elementary school had classrooms experiencing wrong-to-right erasure rates at a minimum of three and up to 21 standard deviations from the norm. That means the Dobbs Elementary classroom with the least wrong-to-right erasures experienced them at a rate that would happen by random occurrence fewer than one time in 370.
Give her a break. This was 4th grade, so it's not like these were easy kindergarten questions that every adult would know how to answer.
If you could do just one thing to improve schools, I think the best would be to make teachers take the standardized tests they give the students, and fire any teacher who does not get at least 90%.
“”Not a very good defense to say that the teacher did not know the answers to the test questions.””
“Give her a break. This was 4th grade, so it’s not like these were easy kindergarten questions that every adult would know how to answer.”
No wonder our kids are unable to flip burgers when the leave high school.
No wonder the crime syndicates are able to easily recruit inner city kids to be drug mules/users.
Public education is such a cancer on society in so many ways.
It's an easy one to overlook. I checked because I was wondering if she was stuck teaching a very high level high school class imply because there was no one else available. 4th grade was a little less rigorous than I expected.
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She's one of my people!
The happiest 3 years of my life. Though I never did find out what became of Dick and Jane.