A former elementary school teacher on Wednesday became the first defendant in the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating scandal to plead guilty. Lisa Terry entered her plea before Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter, who sentenced her to 12 months on probation. Terry pleaded guilty to obstruction, a misdemeanor. In exchange, prosecutors dismissed racketeering and theft by taking charges against her.
THE CHEATING OUR CHILDREN SERIES
The AJC analyzed test results for 69,000 public schools and found high concentrations of suspect math or reading scores in school systems from coast to coast. INSIDE: Parts 2-5 of the series