APS teachers sentenced to 20 years for cheating scandal

The teachers in the Atlanta Public School cheating scandal were sentenced by Judge Jerry Baxter. Baxter sent a strong, yet excessive, message to the educators who did not take a proposed plea deal. Tamara Cotman, Sharon Davis Williams, and Michael Pitts were sentenced to 20 years (seven to serve), 2000 hours of community service, $25,000 […]

How jailed APS teachers were cheated first by President Bush and No Child Left Behind

Eleven teachers from the Atlanta Public Schools system were convicted and jailed for being involved in a cheating scandal that shocked the nation. The cheating scandal came to light after an investigation concluded that teachers at 44 schools changed test answers in an effort to raise scores on standardized tests. But while the teachers were […]