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Murfree: Cheating not Tolerated

Dougherty County School Superintendent Dr. Joshua Murfree is trying to set the record straight about his position in the Criterion Referenced Competency Test investigation today.

Allegations have surfaced that Dr. Murfree was not cooperating with investigators.

Murfree said he wants the community to know that cheating will not be tolerated, and he is committed to finding the truth.

He says their internal probe has not uncovered any cheating, and that the school system will cooperate fully with the state investigators.

However, Murfree refused to answer questions from reporters.

When school starts on day one, he says it needs to be about the students.

He also said he did not think people should be able to anonymously make allegations about cheating in the Dougherty County School System.

Murfree told us last week he is cooperating and the school system has provided more than 900 pages in documents to investigators and instructed teachers and administrators to cooperate fully.

A state audit found an unusually high number of changes in test answers from wrong to right On Dougherty County's 2009 CRCT's.

Eight schools were listed in the severe category.

The overall passing rate in those eight schools in the 2010 testing took a nosedive of almost 13-points with monitors overseeing testing.


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