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Test cheating prompts penality law
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ATLANTA — A Georgia lawmaker wants educators caught cheating on standardized tests to return bonuses or other pay.

State Rep. Billy Mitchell, a Democrat from Stone Mountain, said Monday he plans to introduce legislation that would affect educators who get raises or bonuses for improving students' test scores. Mitchell said he wants to introduce the bill during the special legislative session next month.

Under the proposed legislation, any educator found guilty of cheating would forfeit all promised salary increases or bonuses and would have to repay any money handed out based on test results.

At least two teacher organizations are backing the measure — the Georgia Federation of Teachers and the Georgia Association of Educators.


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