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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Hundreds of teachers in the Dougherty County and Atlanta school systems will be interviewed as a part of the state's test tampering investigation.

Governor Sonny Perdue says that's why he ordered the GBI to help. Perdue issued an executive order Monday, telling the agency to help special investigators he appointed to look into evidence of CRCT cheating in Dougherty County and Atlanta. Tuesday, Perdue told us his goal is to get to the truth, sooner rather than later.

"This does not need to linger, we need to get it over, we need to get the truth out. The integrity of education is absolutely important, that's the essence of education truth and integrity," said Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.

Perdue ordered the state investigation after what he called inadequate probes conducted by the local school systems. The inquiries began after a statewide review showed an unusually high number of wrong answers changed to right answers on standardized tests taken in spring 2009.


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