APS cheating scandal

Fulton County Georgia Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter sentenced 10 of the 11 convicted Atlanta Public Schools educators to serve time in prison and home confinement during an emotionally intense sentencing hearing this morning.

Yesterday, the Judge Baxter gave the educators 2 options: accept the plea deals or go straight to prison.

The judge was furious that some of the educators declined to accept district attorney Paul Howard's plea deals by his 10 a.m. deadline this morning.

APS cheating scandal

The first educator to cop to a plea deal was Donald Bullock, who was sentenced to 5 years probation and 6 months in prison, to serve on weekends. The judge allowed Bullock to begin serving his weekend sentences after his son graduates from college in May.

But soon after Bullock was sentenced, an attorney stood up in the back of the room and reminded Judge Baxter that he promised to grant appeal bonds the other defendants so they could remain out on bond while they appealed their sentences.

Judge Baxter denied making any such promises. But the attorney stood firm, reminding the judge that he is on record making those promises.

A heated exchange followed as other attorneys stood up and raised their voices in defiance to the judge. At one point the angry judge threatened to throw an attorney in jail for contempt of court. Another attorney demanded that the biased judge recuse himself from the proceedings.

The court returned to order when the judge finally signaled defeat and granted the appeals bonds.

This was significant because it meant 8 of the 10 defendants would not have to serve another night in jail until their appeals are heard -- which could be years from now.

APS cheating scandal

The vindictive Judge Baxter immediately retaliated by sentencing former SRT exec. dir. Sharon Davis-Williams to 20 years in prison, to serve 7 years. "Things have changed now... there is no deal," Judge Baxter growled, as a woman sobbed loudly in court.

APS cheating scandal

Next up were former asst. principal Tamara Cotman and former SRT exec. dir. Michael Pitts, who each received the same sentence as Davis-Williams -- 20 years in prison, to serve 7 years. They were also ordered to serve 2000 hours of community service and pay $25,000 in fines.

APS cheating scandal

APS cheating scandal

The judge was lenient with former Dobbs Elementary Principal Dana Evans, who once counseled the judge's own son. She received 5 years probation with 1 year of home confinement between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

4 other former APS educators received sentences ranging from 1-3 years in prison. Only 2 former educators accepted plea deals -- which didn't sit well with the ornery judge who just wanted to get back to his golf game.

The 10 convicted educators were led to the bus for the trip back to jail to be processed out so they can return home to their families. They spent the last 10 days in jail, but if there is any justice left in Georgia, they will not serve a day more.

APS cheating scandal

APS cheating scandal

APS cheating scandal

APS cheating scandal

APS cheating scandal

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    • Just Looking

      emotionally intense sentencing hearing this morning.
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      emotionally intense snitch hearing this morning.

      Who put them up to this?

      Super of Schools, Mayor or Governors office?

    • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

      Oh Sandy. I'm so disappointed my sister. You support these people who don't give a dang about underpriviledged black children and you support a political party who doesn't give a dang about underpriviledged anyone. I see that you don't mention in your write up the the judge was mainly peeved because these people refuse to admit that they did anything wrong. They should have had all those former students who can't read a lick come and testify with their shiney diplomas in hand.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      Judge Baxter denied making any such promises

      *****

      SmH. Just like an alabaster. Let me go look at these sentences.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

      So I guess we not going to report that these sentencing recommendations came directly from the prosecutor... It's all the "vindictive" judge :eyeroll:

      Only 2 former educators accepted plea deals — which didn’t sit well with the ornery judge who just wanted to get back to his golf game.

      ^^^ Judge was happy to accept plea deals as long as the "educators" allocuted.

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

      And Ms. whasherface is dead. :no: I just hate this whole thing. I spent sr year in Ga in woodshop weightlifting and other bullchit cause they was soooo far behind Florida schools. The whole system needs an overhual truly. Especially if Florida leads you cause you know, FLorida. :eek:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      :thinking: Maybe better punishment for these cats would be to make them actually Teach :tea: I'm thinking like teach and tutor for the next 5 years straight, no weekends off and working from 6:30 am until 9:30 pm. Hail make them drive the busses to go pick the kids up. :eek:

      Thing, I left you a comment downstairs, and this mobile site isn't user friendly for me right now :huh: so I can't go back and copy/paste :D

    • iWasteTime

      Dizzle
      :eek:
      We are too much a like.
      I haven't "self love" with a L in years!
      :wail:
      Darn Kids.
      I ain't need a video, just my imagination and :smoke:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      Tabeeka and Diane look like they aint play no games :lol:

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

      I hate chu Spot for making me scroll up to Tabeeka. I had done seen Diane. I wanna gravi Tabeeka. LMAO. :facepalm:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      It's really the kids who suffer! Can't get in to college or survive in college. They need to pay somehow for their crimes. Something that matters! Jail isn't rehabilitory nor will it fix this issue...
      Did EYE just make that word up :kona:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

      I’m thinking like teach and tutor for the next 5 years straight, no weekends off and working

      =============

      That is what their community service has to be. They can tutor children, teach in prison, and there was an organization set up PACIFICALLY so these folks can tutor in the community in which they hurt.

    • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

      <--Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

      Maybe better punishment for these cats would be to make them actually Teach I’m thinking like teach and tutor for the next 5 years straight, no weekends off and working from 6:30 am until 9:30 pm. Hail make them drive the busses to go pick the kids up.
      ***************************

      That's a great idea. Their sentences should be that they must teach those children they didn't give a squat about until they can really pass the test.

    • Just Looking

      My grand kids gonna be home schooled by retired head master of a Montessori, in a hallway that look like a monastery

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      :eek: @ some of the sentences tho.

      Diane Buckner looks like she would train one eye on you if you came to class late and it would follow you to your desk.

    • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

      Bird says:

      Oh Sandy. I’m so disappointed my sister. You support these people who don’t give a dang about underpriviledged black children and you support a political party who doesn’t give a dang about underpriviledged anyone. I see that you don’t mention in your write up the the judge was mainly peeved because these people refuse to admit that they did anything wrong. They should have had all those former students who can’t read a lick come and testify with their shiney diplomas in hand.
      ______________
      :cosign: Bird

    • Just Looking

      The problem is they don't want to do they work, and unfortunately jail ain't rehab, but that's where they gonna be.

    • SOTHERNGRL

      Is it the more important you are the more time you serve? And are teachers in GA making a killing? Where are they going to get $25,000. They have to go to jail and do community service and will this community service have them around kids.Way to many questions.

    • MissHarlem

      WASTE please get you an l and some self love :lol:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      Roses, anybody out any money on Tamekas books? :waiting: :thinking:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      :bite: :bite: :bite:
      i guess i'm still stuck back at the beginning, where they were initially thrown in jail :think:
      here in Virginia, the former GOVERNOR was charged with corruption (committed while in office), found guilty, and between him and his wife they've been convicted on nearly 20 counts! and they STILL aint spent a day in jail! my head hurt :no:

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

      My grand kids gonna be home schooled by retired head master of a Montessori, in a hallway that look like a monastery
      __________

      :hahaha: :yes:

    • OpinionHated

      I'm so over this story - for real - black people who live in predominantly black communities ruled over by racist white people who they voted (or declined to vote) in do crimes then get caught and scratch their heads looking for leniency - uhhmmmm WTF.... I'm so lost as to why there is so much pity for these people when they're guilty of the crime they are charged with...

      If your kid is an idiot why would I risk my career and lie and cheat.... they did this to make themselves look good and didn't care about the idiot kids they funneled through the system so I'm like good you get what you deserve - the next ones to face the judge should be the parents..

    • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

      Bird says:

      <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

      Maybe better punishment for these cats would be to make them actually Teach I’m thinking like teach and tutor for the next 5 years straight, no weekends off and working from 6:30 am until 9:30 pm. Hail make them drive the busses to go pick the kids up.
      ***************************

      That's a great idea. Their sentences should be that they must teach those children they didn't give a squat about until they can really pass the test.
      ___________
      That and pay the fines...they still stole bonus money :yes:

      @ Smurfette :happy: Hey Yall :wave:

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      <--Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

      :thinking: Maybe better punishment for these cats would be to make them actually Teach :tea: I’m thinking like teach and tutor for the next 5 years straight, no weekends off and working from 6:30 am until 9:30 pm. Hail make them drive the busses to go pick the kids up. :eek:
      ______________________________
      :thumbsup:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      Self Love with a J is theee best :heart:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      if this busy sissy saunter past my threshold one. moe. time. :eek:

    • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

      Diane Buckner looks like she would train one eye on you if you came to class late and it would follow you to your desk
      _________

      GOT DAMMIT WHANG :wail: :wail: I gotta go. No way I can stay in the ofc after that yelp. Goodnight yall. :rofl: :heart:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      . I wanna gravi Tabeeka

      ******

      Tabeeka got sass and attitude for days. I see it all in her pic. :yes:

    • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

      <--Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

      Roses, anybody out any money on Tamekas books?

      _____________
      who :huh: been outta the loop...which Tameka :popcorn:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      :whistle:
      PUT IT IN THE AIR
      REP WHERE YOU STAY
      TAKE A STEP BACK
      BLOW DA KUSH IN YA FACE!!!!!
      ______________________

      :facepalm: lawd Zeta, why i tore up in the parking lot at work this a.m. blasting this... :oops: sometimes i forget i'm old :oldman: :rofl:

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      MissHarlem :happy:

      :rofl: @ NunC...know what I hate? When folks come in your office...SEE you :pizza: and be like "Are you at lunch?"
      You're like :nod:
      And them bassids keep talkin anyway...talkin bout "Ok, I'll make this quick then..." :mad:

    • Just Looking

      Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2x5..BoomByeBye says:

      My grand kids gonna be home schooled by retired head master of a Montessori, in a hallway that look like a monastery
      __________
      :hahaha: :yes:

      ==========
      >>>>>>onlyyou<<<<<<

    • DYmondgurl

      if this busy sissy saunter past my threshold one. moe. time.
      ----------
      He a fiyah starter, he like ur soot smell *hides crack pipe this time*
      :kona:

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      @OTB :rofl: :waves:

    • iWasteTime

      Harlem :lol:
      I needs too

    • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

      <--Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

      Roses, anybody out any money on Tamekas books?
      *******************

      I posed that question earlier. All I got was crickets. I ain't know'd what that meant. Had me thinking some of us got five on Meka next Birken bag. I ain't judgin tho. If Triggerman can get it anyone should.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

      RiRi posted an IG video that clearly shows her rolling the cigaweed... Ioono if y'all discussed that yet

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      :waves:
      Zeta...I just saw you spoke down sturrrrs

      Ditty :kiss:

      Time
      Bird
      Dymond

      Community service hours can stretch out for what seems like EONS!
      I know I had to do like 60 for a traffic ticket. Wow.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      BIRD - I said downstairs I was thanking about putting 5 on her books :yes:

    • MissHarlem

      V let the church say amen lol

      WHANG :hug:

      SON :2dance:

    • pointhimout

      Wait, what? What is the point of prison? The kids are still dumb as hell with or without the cheating. Folks listening to the media making these folks out to be criminals. You actually think the white schools are on the up and up? This is outlandish. At the most, take licenses to teach. I think even that's drastic. Should there be some form of punishment, sure, to the tune of 20 years probation or some ridiculous schit like that. Get these folks out of prison, off probation, etc. Restitution equal to any 'award' they received and suspension of teacher's license.

      I can't understand why this went on for so long and continues to go on. Cheating is part of the education system. It's know just what you do that counts, it's what you do to get ahead. smh.

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      NunC…know what I hate? When folks come in your office…SEE you and be like “Are you at lunch?”
      ______________________________

      :smack: and they already know whang, 'cause you can hear them coming your way, sniffing like a blood hound :rolleyes:
      look, if you wanna bring a peanut butter sammich from home every. day. that's your prerogative, but please get the fugg on somewhere and quit interrogating me bout MY lunch! :mad:

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      The judge was lenient with former Dobbs Elementary Principal Dana Evans. She received 5 years probation with 1 year of home confinement between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.
      ____________________
      She looks like she stays home during those hours ANYWAY! :shrug:

    • MissHarlem

      I'm not putting no money on anyone's gofundme UNLESS it's to help the families of the black men/boys that has been murdered by authorities. Foh with all this bullchit hand outs. Chit makes no fcking sense these days. Fund your own pussy or uterus :coffee:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      the next ones to face the judge should be the parents..
      _______________________________

      :think: i wonder what they was tellin the parents on 'back to school' night :no: and what went on at the parent/teacher conferences? pta? :no:

    • DYmondgurl

      WHANG-A-LANG! :winky:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      Fund your own pussy or uterus :tea:

      ******

      :rofl: :rofl:

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      MissHarlem says:
      Fund your own pussy or uterus :coffee:
      _____________________
      :crying: :crying: :crying:

    • pointhimout

      **not

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      He a fiyah starter
      _____________________________

      be bout big as a piece of kindling too :rofl:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      Fund your own pussy or uterus
      __________________________

      :ghost:

    • DYmondgurl

      The judge was lenient with former Dobbs Elementary Principal Dana Evans. She received 5 years probation with 1 year of home confinement between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.
      ____________________
      She looks like she stays home during those hours ANYWAY!
      ------------

      :rofl: what bout a quick snicksnak run...she gotta pay ppl to make :runs: for her after 7 :steer:

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: ...that's all. :tea: says:
      :smack: and they already know whang, ’cause you can hear them coming your way, sniffing like a blood hound :rolleyes:
      look, if you wanna bring a peanut butter sammich from home every. day. that’s your prerogative, but please get the fugg on somewhere and quit interrogating me bout MY lunch! :mad:
      _______________________
      :lol: Agreed. I don't know if I get madder at THAT...or at the fact that I be done just told them "YES I AM at lunch!!" (hint hint)...and then they just forge ahead anyway..asking me questions on my LUNCH BREAK :mad:
      GTFOH and let me eat!!

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      @Dy #52 :rofl:

    • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

      MissHarlem says:

      I’m not putting no money on anyone’s gofundme UNLESS it’s to help the families of the black men/boys that has been murdered by authorities. Foh with all this bullchit hand outs. Chit makes no fcking sense these days. Fund your own pussy or uterus
      ********************

      Why you gotta be like dat? Gih dat gal figh dollas for her community outreach program. She tryin to give back even though she make $8/hr. It's always a good thing when the poor wanna help the poor.

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      i hate Bird! :ghost:

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      Here's the real WTF to me...Cobb County and other counties cheat too... They aren't being investigated. This is about what the governor wants to do is eventually condemn public school all together and go with his profiting his pockets by completing his plan for charter schools that HE will appoint the heads. Got to understand the deeper part of this issue. This is politically motivated with pockets waiting to be lined. They are stating that the 12 got rewarded for their cheating...did you know between the 12...the bonus was less than $1500 dollars...not each 1500/12...why a 20 year sentences for "stealing a little over a 100 dollars? If you are saying they harmed the children. I worked for DOE and they were playing the game that was set up to fail our black kids period.

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Do they hv a cool name yet like Jena 6 ot the talented 10 or what? If not can we give them one? :bounce:

    • MissHarlem

      Nope not doing it :lol: I give back to my old and new community bc I can and I'm bless enough to do so. I'm not however giving to a gofundme bc there are soooooo many outlets to give that goes directly to those in need :shrug: I will say if you can do

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      User Friendly says:

      Do they hv a cool name yet like Jena 6 ot the talented 10 or what? If not can we give them one? :bounce:
      ---------------
      Dam if you do Dam if you don't Dozen... smh

    • Bigbadwolf

      I work for the school system where I live and funding is an all out war for schools. Most states base their funding and budgets on test scores and student enrollment they also base the teacher salaries or raises from their students test scores. No matter what they do throughout the year, when it's time to take ISTEP and IREAD and/or whatever your state calls it(standarized tests)that's what matters. It's sad they had to cheat and now the schools and teachers both lose.

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      :hahaha: whatchu wanna call them User? :popcorn:

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      DYmondgurl says:

      The judge was lenient with former Dobbs Elementary Principal Dana Evans. She received 5 years probation with 1 year of home confinement between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.
      ____________________
      She looks like she stays home during those hours ANYWAY!
      ————

      :rofl: what bout a quick snicksnak run…she gotta pay ppl to make :runs: for her after 7 :steer:
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      Im trying to understand What da fuk this gone do? She gone sneak out and try to grade some papers? I don't get it...

    • MissHarlem

      What she should also do is volunteer in her community while asking for help that has a great impact. People so damn lazy these days. Not condeming her though

    • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

      User Friendly says:

      Do they hv a cool name yet like Jena 6 ot the talented 10 or what? If not can we give them one?
      *******************************

      Mama's That Look Like They Would Slap Fire From You If They Actually Gave A Damn.

      Is that too long?

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      how do you as a parent not know YOUR child can't read though? i mean, i can remember when my nieces & nephew started reading :no: their lil arses wanted you to sit there and watch/listen to them read. :phew: some days i was like, okay, you can read! :eek: can i go to the baffroom now? :kona:

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      Im trying to understand What da fuk this gone do? She gone sneak out and try to grade some papers? I don’t get it…
      _______________________
      Wutty Butty :kiss:

      :lol: I'm wondering who is supposed to make sure that she does indeed stay in the house during those hours. For one WHOLE yr.
      Ole girl could sneak out of the back window inna head scarf..park around the corner and sneak off like :steer:

    • DYmondgurl

      User Friendly says:

      Do they hv a cool name yet like Jena 6 ot the talented 10 or what? If not can we give them one?
      *******************************

      Mama’s That Look Like They Would Slap Fire From You If They Actually Gave A Damn.

      Is that too long?

      -----
      NAH! acro that bish MLLWSFFY ... nvrmd :yes: too long, damym that was on point tho!

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      she prob gonna have ankle 'jewelry' that 'lights up' :kona:

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Im trying to understand What da fuk this gone do? She gone sneak out and try to grade some papers? I don’t get it…
      ------

      :lol: same thang that hour in jail did for paris hilton nem

      Nan---a lot of kids have dead mamas & daddies. Like when the narrator on first 48 say "he leaves behind 3 children" this be those kids.

    • bama_n_jersey

      I have questions... Just because it is being done at other places, is that what we should accept? Shouldn't we want better for our education and those that provide it to us? Shouldn't we want the advantage against the others that do have the higher educaion or the others who knows someone that can "make a way for them"? Why can't people be mad that these particular educators have chosen to derail (I sa this because some students can probably be corrcted) the education of the kids. From what I understand some parents were concerned and made ome noise about this, so why must their concerns be downgraded because "every" parent didn't make noise? Do I think the punishment is fair :shrug: not my job...but what seems obvious is that "these" people have gotten more chances than what were given to their students. Also, I fail to believe that those amongst us that have kids in school would not feel some type of anger with these educator if our kids were being put in this sitation. Just saying we have to look at like it was our child

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: ...that's all. :tea: says:

      how do you as a parent not know YOUR child can’t read though?
      _______________________________________
      :chase: Stop stealing my thoughts!
      Child counting using their fangas AND toes....but got all A's in math?!!

    • bama_n_jersey

      I quit...cause it took me like 10 minutes to type that last comment. My computer is not liking this site today :crying:

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      pointhimout says:

      Wait, what? What is the point of prison? The kids are still dumb as hell with or without the cheating. Folks listening to the media making these folks out to be criminals. You actually think the white schools are on the up and up? This is outlandish. At the most, take licenses to teach. I think even that’s drastic. Should there be some form of punishment, sure, to the tune of 20 years probation or some ridiculous schit like that. Get these folks out of prison, off probation, etc. Restitution equal to any ‘award’ they received and suspension of teacher’s license.
      I can’t understand why this went on for so long and continues to go on. Cheating is part of the education system. It’s know just what you do that counts, it’s what you do to get ahead. smh.

      ***************************

      I actually agree with your POV. Although I disagree with the educators cheating, this isn't an uncommon thing.

      A major overhaul of the educational system needs to take place. PERIOD

    • http://Scam-Or-Nah.com KiMi0414

      she prob gonna have ankle ‘jewelry’ that ‘lights up’
      ________________________________
      That thing is hard to hide under clothes. Have you wearing boots in the middle of summer. And long pants in 90 degree heat. Or so I heard. I don't from experience or nothin :kona:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      bama :hi:
      i'm just fontin in general terms 'cause i don't know the 'story' here. i don't even know what grades they teach or exactly what they did, and/or how it actually impacted the children in their classes/school. i guess i'm wondering how they could have gotten away with it (and how it can prevented in the future) :shrug:

    • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

      mzwhang90210 says:

      Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea: says:
      how do you as a parent not know YOUR child can’t read though?
      _______________________________________
      :chase: Stop stealing my thoughts!
      Child counting using their fangas AND toes….but got all A’s in math?!!

      *******

      Those standardized test are not assessing the child's ability to read the words (fluency). They are assessing the child's ability to comprehend, infer, and draw conclusions. This is the area where most kids struggle with when reading.

    • bama_n_jersey

      I changed my daughter's preschool because they weren't teaching her "enough" in my opinion. Yes I teach her at home, but she is at school more than she is at home, during the time she is alert. I should be able to reinforce what they are teaching her. Not all parents care enough though..I got them in my family and I see my cousins falling into the never ending cycle. Why can't the cycle be broken and who better to help break the cycle than those that have taken the job to actually teach the kids?

    • https://www.facebook.com/pages/She_ShowOut/1386876974967664?fref=ts She_ShowOut

      Hey Roses :waves: Can we please get true education reform, please? No? Oh well then...

      Sharon's glasses- I like how she matches her lipstick to the frame
      Angela's high collar-Nice and that side look priceless
      Tabeeka-Not playing with ya'll (I agree with whoever said this)
      Diane- epitome of the side eye
      Theresia -looks like "Lord just get me back home"

    • bama_n_jersey

      @Nancy...that wasn't for you...Just general questions. I actually typed it before reading the comments. I am wondering how they got away with it for so long also. But like others pointed out, it happens :shrug: is it right? No..but someone has to eventually stop it. If this case causes others to think twice before they do this, then good.

    • DYmondgurl

      LMAO riri posted a insta pic of her drinking a coke thru a straw #silly

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      KiMi0414 says:
      That thing is hard to hide under clothes. Have you wearing boots in the middle of summer. And long pants in 90 degree heat. Or so I heard. I don’t from experience or nothin :kona:
      ________________________
      :rofl:
      KiKi :hugs:
      (Then turns you upside down and shakes you)

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      :waves: She_Show :lol:

      Theresia and ALL of her chins look pisst.

    • bama_n_jersey

      I don’t from experience or nothin

      *******
      Sure :sideeye: *grabs my purse* :hug:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      oh, i knew that wasn't for me specifically @bama (but you know how you get when folks don't 'see' your font :hahaha: )
      i was thinking maybe you were in the 'A' but then remembered you're in Jersey, as your screen names implies... i guess reading really is fundamental :oops: :kona:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      KiMi! :hahaha: :hug:

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: ...that's all. :tea: says:

      i was thinking maybe you were in the ‘A’ but then remembered you’re in Jersey, as your screen names implies… i guess reading really is fundamental :oops: :kona:
      ___________________________-
      NunC..who's class were you in uptop? :coffee:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      ShowOut! :waves:

    • https://www.facebook.com/pages/She_ShowOut/1386876974967664?fref=ts She_ShowOut

      Hey mzwhang, afiyah, nancy, jenie :hug: anyone else?

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      *whose

    • https://www.facebook.com/pages/She_ShowOut/1386876974967664?fref=ts She_ShowOut

      My job does a mf phone check on social media...we get a time limit. Then it's phone check ni.. lol
      Next in line

    • Lady_Elle

      Here’s the real WTF to me…Cobb County and other counties cheat too… They aren’t being investigated. This is about what the governor wants to do is eventually condemn public school all together and go with his profiting his pockets by completing his plan for charter schools that HE will appoint the heads. Got to understand the deeper part of this issue. This is politically motivated with pockets waiting to be lined. They are stating that the 12 got rewarded for their cheating…did you know between the 12…the bonus was less than $1500 dollars…not each 1500/12…why a 20 year sentences for “stealing a little over a 100 dollars? If you are saying they harmed the children. I worked for DOE and they were playing the game that was set up to fail our black kids period.

      _______________________________________________________________

      This was a system DESIGNED to fail! The Government does not give a d*mn about the kids affected!

      The teachers are charged with teaching w/o the proper tools or $$$ to get the proper tools.

      The teachers are THREATENED with the loss of their jobs if they don't achieve the unachievable!

      The parents... you have those that partner with the teachers and those that do not!

      Some kids do not test well... some kids are not ready for the test!

      THESE EDUCATORS SHOULD NOT BE JAILED FOR THIS! :angry:

      Give them a fine... keep it moving!

    • DYmondgurl

      My job does a mf phone check on social media…we get a time limit. Then it’s phone check ni.. lol
      Next in line

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      We usta have some ironport chit that only allowed us 60 mins of play time per day... didn't last long TG!

    • whitty hutton

      I don't give a fukk what cobb county, crooked ass Governor Nathan Deal or any of the other white powers-that-be are doing, tryna do, etc. to black kids and public school. that does not excuse or negate what these supposed EDUCATORS did. they had a personal responsibility to do their job - a job that lays the very foundation of a child's educational and professional opportunities in LIFE - with integrity and honesty. all they had to do was say FUKK NO, I'M NOT CHANGING SCORES. but they didn't.

      FOH with that bullshyt about what may or may not be happening in fukkin cracka ass Cobb County. if it is MY professional responsibility as a Black educator to teach and prepare Black children (hell, any children for that matter but this case specifically deals with Black children, mostly low-income Black children at that!), then what the hell does what some white bytch in Cobb County is doing/possibly doing have to do with me making the right decision to not change scores.

      I've said this before...we drill into our kids heads to be honest, have integrity, just cuz so-and-so does something doesn't make it right, don't be a follower, have your own mind, etc. ad infinitum; yet these sorry pieces of shyt somehow don't think those simple, basic principles should apply to them. FOH!! :cuss:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      whang, my fav teacher is not 'represented' up yon... she possessed neither the nerve nor the melanin... :kona:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      and here come whitty! :hahaha:

    • Mother Of Dragons, The Next Supreme (proud nerd)

      Bama I made sure the school we send Dragon3 to is a good one. DF's mom was saying just send him to daycare, they teach them there :nono: With all due respect I'd never take her advice with regards to education. I see the job, or lack thereof, she did with her self and her kids and...yeah, no. Education is extremely important to me and I will do whatever I must to make sure my kids do their best. Dragon10 complains that I'm too hard on her now but she'll thank me later. I push them so that they have high expectations from themselves. That way when the day comes that my pushing doesn't matter they know how to push themselves to work hard and achieve.

    • whitty hutton

      white folks already know we ain't gon' look out for each other. we're gonna point fingers and cry about what white folks are doing and getting away with. what does this mentality do for US - not a damn thing. dumb ass white kids gon' be alright, but our kids do not have that same luxury.

      i'll say this...these assholes betta be glad none of the kids I've raised were in APS cuz i'd be lookin to take it outta their asses...literally.

    • whitty hutton

      and here come whitty! :hahaha:
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      SHUDDUP!! :lol:

    • https://www.facebook.com/pages/She_ShowOut/1386876974967664?fref=ts She_ShowOut

      DYmondgurl it is here to stay for us.

      Miss you Nancy :dance: I'll come back when I can. Oh yeah, when I come back I hope we can talk about the leaked 4 episodes of Game of Thrones...I'm going to try to watch the rest of them tonight. Have a good night roses :waves:

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      therapist1911 says:
      Those standardized test are not assessing the child’s ability to read the words (fluency). They are assessing the child’s ability to comprehend, infer, and draw conclusions. This is the area where most kids struggle with when reading.
      ______________
      :goodpost:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      goodnite ShowOut! :hug:

    • DYmondgurl

      GoodTnight She-Showout :bye:

    • whitty hutton

      Just because it is being done at other places, is that what we should accept? Shouldn’t we want better for our education and those that provide it to us? Shouldn’t we want the advantage against the others that do have the higher educaion or the others who knows someone that can “make a way for them”? Why can’t people be mad that these particular educators have chosen to derail (I sa this because some students can probably be corrcted) the education of the kids. From what I understand some parents were concerned and made ome noise about this, so why must their concerns be downgraded because “every” parent didn’t make noise? Do I think the punishment is fair :shrug: not my job…but what seems obvious is that “these” people have gotten more chances than what were given to their students. Also, I fail to believe that those amongst us that have kids in school would not feel some type of anger with these educator if our kids were being put in this sitation. Just saying we have to look at like it was our child
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      @bama, I said in another post that them muhfuggas (Andy Young included) woulda drug Martin Luther da Kang out the damn grave to lead the protest if this had been White teachers and Black kids.

    • bama_n_jersey

      @Nancy...I'm from a po (can't afford the 'or') county in Bama...school was and still is behind in education...faaaarrrr behind. I know how it feels when you get to college and you hear other (blacks) that were in a better educational system say what classes they took in high school...and I didn't. So when in cases like this I see and know how the kids can be affected...and this is coming from a person who didn't have teachers changing answers. Hell we were happy to make it out...so I wanna see others not have that advantage taken from them.

    • bama_n_jersey

      @Whitty...sure would.

      :peace: on the way home. Check in later

    • whitty hutton

      how do you as a parent not know YOUR child can’t read though?
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      nan, a few other people asked this question. my response is that we're looking at it from the perspective of somebody in our family (mom, dad, aunt, grandmother, older sibling, etc.) - hell SOMEBODY - checked in with us on a regular basis, if not daily, about our schoolwork, homework, report card, etc. that is not the case for some kids. some parents - low income or not - don't care what is going on with their kids in school as long as they don't get kicked out...and even then some don't care as long as DFACS ain't contacting them threatening to cut off their benefits.

      teachers call, email, etc. and never get a response. those are the kids that are most at risk when shyt like this goes down. for some kids, what they get at school from the teacher(s), is the ONLY support - educational or otherwise - that they receive PERIOD. a teacher's belief in an at-risk kid can make all the difference in the world. I've seen it firsthand with some of the students I've worked with through the Boys & Girls Club...kids whose parents don't care but the teacher cares enough to work with ME because they know i'm working with the child after school.

    • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhCQJIY3q7iLxENR4h mzwhang90210

      :newpost: :newpost:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      yeah, we didn't have any 'test angels' in my school either :lol: but we had hella good teachers and counsellors though :yes:
      but that was many moons ago, and back then, there wasn't the same emphasis placed on standardized test scores, over-crowded classrooms, and the impact of test scores on teacher evaluations - not making excuses for what's happened in this case, just acknowledging that times are different and we need an overall better approach to the 'problem' of effective education/lack thereof, for all.

    • You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM

      Row-Says!!! :yahoo:
      Thank you Aunt Sandra and Roses for ALL of your prayers :heart: . this has been such a trying weekend/week. The kidney was given to someone else. So now we're just trying to keep my dad's spirits up and to trust the process.

      On a lighter note, I'm glad that I was able to log in today and see ya'll still cutting up. :lol:
      I'm not sure how I feel about these teachers. Were they being selfish or doing this for the kids? I can only see a failed school system being similar to the one we have in my city were a majority of the public schools HAD to turn Chartered.

    • whitty hutton

      Diane Buckner looks like she would train one eye on you if you came to class late and it would follow you to your desk.
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      :eek: