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McAfee: 'No cover up' in CRCT results

Dougherty County School Board member Emily Jean McAfee Dougherty County School Board member Emily Jean McAfee

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –   With a state-ordered investigation now looming, Dougherty School Board members continue to defend their own investigation into CRCT cheating. 

The governor's office says Dougherty County school leaders focused their energy on denying there was a problem, rather than actually investigating to see if there were.

The governor says their actions were woefully inadequate. "There is a clear effort to explain away the erasure data rather than investigating its cause," said Kathleen Mathers of the Governor's Office of Student Achievement.

But Dougherty County School Board member Emily Jean McAfee continues to defend the school board's actions.

"If there is cheating going on, nobody wants to get to the bottom of it more than the school board locally does. We made a strong effort at it," McAfee said. "I never had a feeling it was a cover up. I don't believe it was a cover up. I absolutely do not believe it."

McAfee says they welcome the Governor's special investigator.

 

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