Governor orders GBI to assist with Ga. test probe

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ATLANTA — Gov. Sonny Perdue has ordered the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to assist a probe into possible cheating on standardized tests at schools in Atlanta and Dougherty County.

In an executive order, the governor told the agency to assist in a special investigation now led by former state Attorney General Mike Bowers and ex-DeKalb County District Attorney Bob Wilson.

Perdue earlier said he was unhappy with what he called inadequate probes conducted by the Atlanta and Dougherty County school systems. The inquiries began after a statewide review showed an unusually high number of erasures on first- through eighth-grade standardized tests taken in spring 2009.

GBI spokesman John Bankhead did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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seabeau
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seabeau 10/18/10 - 12:10 pm
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Dis could get uuuggglllyyyy!

Dis could get uuuggglllyyyy!

Taylor B
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Taylor B 10/18/10 - 12:14 pm
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Thanks NCLB!

Thanks NCLB!

double_standard
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double_standard 10/18/10 - 12:22 pm
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The bailout of oct.08, NCLB,

The bailout of oct.08, NCLB, so-called medicare reform act of 2002, and the stimulus checks of spring 08. Good ol' W.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/18/10 - 12:25 pm
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I doubt the GBI will uncover

I doubt the GBI will uncover anything. They could not solve the “inside-job” theft of the $25,000 from the Tax Commissioner's safe that was conveniently left open on a Friday night before a Monday holiday.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/18/10 - 12:26 pm
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BTW, that same Tax

BTW, that same Tax Commissioner continues to serve illegally on the Downtown Development Authority's board of directors.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 10/18/10 - 01:46 pm
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Aw, just go ahead and

Aw, just go ahead and "socially" promote them. The students aren't interested in learning and the teachers have also lost any motivation to teach. They just want to satisfy administration by having good test scores. Therefore they might help with some of the information.

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