Former Atlanta educators Tamara Cotman and Angela Williamson appealed their convictions on racketeering charges in connection to the widespread cheating scandal in Atlanta Public Schools to the Georgia Court of Appeals.
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Researchers from Atlanta-based Georgia State University also found little evidence that the cheating had a significant effect on student attendance or behavior.
April 30, 2015
Fulton County, Ga., Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter told the former educators and their lawyers that the sentences he handed down in mid-April were too harsh.
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Tamara Cotman, Sharon Davis-Williams and Michael Pitts were among the convicted educators who turned down plea offers from the district attorney that could have allowed them to avoid prison.