Teacher Banned Due To Scandal

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Professional Standards Commission has
voted to issue a yearlong ban to four Glynn County educators involved in a statewide test cheating scandal.

The commission's Thursday vote comes after a state audit released this summer found evidence that standardized test answer sheets had been tampered with at four elementary schools across the state last year.

The commission had planned to act on six educators from school districts in Fulton County, Glynn County and Atlanta, but ran out of time for two of the cases.

Those cases will now be heard in December.

In September, two DeKalb County educators involved in the scandal had their licenses revoked by the commission.

Former Atherton Elementary principal James Berry is banned from Georgia schools for two years, and former assistant principal Doretha
Alexander is suspended for a year.


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  • by gary Location: Tallahassee on Nov 13, 2009 at 06:03 AM
    Wow!!!!! what a slap on the wrist. Why not ban them from teaching for life?? Is this what we have come to?? having dishonest teachers teaching our kids?? Come on, hold their feet to the fire. Make an example of them and ban them from ever teaching another child.
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