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Judge won't toss cheating case

on June 30, 2013 2:30 AM

ATLANTA (AP) — A Fulton County judge has refused to dismiss the case against dozens of Atlanta educators accused of conspiring to cheat on standardized tests.

Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter’s decision is a victory for prosecutors. Baxter had expressed concerns about the prosecution’s case last week after he said it appeared the defendants had been threatened with the prospect of losing their jobs if they didn’t cooperate with the investigation.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Baxter will allow his decision to be appealed before trial.

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