Governor Perdue Names Two Investigators
As expected Governor Sonny Perdue named not one but two special investigators to look into CRCT cheating in Atlanta Public Schools. Governor Perdue today announced that he is appointing former DeKalb County District Attorney Bob Wilson and former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers as Special Investigators to look into testing irregularities on the 2009 CRCT administration at Atlanta Public Schools and Dougherty County School System.
Perdue called for a special investigator Wednesday after saying he was not satisfied with the results of the first investigation by a blue ribbon panel. The state had ordered the first investigation at schools found early this year to have a high number of suspicious erasures on the 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.
Wilson and Bowers will have subpoena power, so witnesses will be compelled to testify.
Earlier in the week, Atlanta school superintendent Beverly Hall made the rounds talking to several media outlets about the cheating scandal. Dr. Hall says she welcomes any investigation and right now she has no plans to resign.
Hall says she will work with this investigation just like she did with the last one.