In light of the Governor’s Special Investigators’ Report (“Report”) on alleged cheating in Georgia school districts, what issues need to be addressed in Atlanta Public School System (APS) to overcome systemic failures?
The Governor’s Special Investigators’ Report details organized and systemic misconduct on the part of Atlanta Public School System officers, administrators, staff, principals, teachers, and educators. The Report found mismanagement, poor oversight, and a lack of ethical behavior as it relates to state testing on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (“CRCTs”). It identifies failures in leadership at both the district and school levels and links cheating outcomes to dysfunctions in APS organizational culture.
a. Why was the Report Written?
b. Who Authored the Report?
c. How was the Report Compiled?
a. What are the Report’s Main Findings?
b. How Does the Report Detail These Findings?
c. Does the Report Name Educators?
III. Conclusions and Policy Recommendations
a. Where Does Responsibility Lie?
b. What Issues Need to be Addressed to Overcome Systemic Failures?
c. What Does the Report Mean for the Truancy Intervention Project?