First Atlanta Educator To Proof Her Innocence in School Cheating Scandal
Thank God for her victory! We are so happy for those who will be able to clear their names because not every teacher was corrupt or a part of this scandal.
AJC News reports:
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.Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis has said previously any educator exonerated during a tribunal would be reinstated.According to a state investigation, in 2008 and 2009 Williamson was accused of prompting students during the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests to change their answers from wrong to right by coughing, frowning and telling them to “go back over your answers.”“I knew all along that I was innocent,” a tearful Williamson, 45, said Saturday. “This was a draining process. Now I can get my life back.”Her lawyer, Gerald Griggs, said they will consider suing the school district now to clear her name.“This sent a message that APS needs to look at its own policies before blaming the teachers,” Griggs said.