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APS Cheating Scandal reaction

Tommy Coleman, School Attorney Tommy Coleman, School Attorney
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County school officials hope the end of the Atlanta cheating scandal will also help the school system here put the cheating scandal behind them.

The state investigated Dougherty County schools and named 50 educators in its standardized test cheating report, but none of them faced criminal charges.

"Our teachers a lot of them lost their jobs,” said Tommy Coleman, School Attorney. “Some of them were disciplined and lost their pay for a period of time for some minor offenses. So I thought that we were much more orderly, handling it much more expeditiously and in a way consistent with what the offenses were."

School System Attorney Tommy Coleman says administrators here did not instruct teachers to cheat to improve scores and believes the punishment here was handled better than in Atlanta.

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