Montgomery Grade Changing Investigation Continues

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Employees who entered computer data at two Montgomery high schools say they witnessed school administrators violating school policy to help students achieve higher grades with little or no work.

The Montgomery Advertiser reported the allegations Thursday ( as state officials continue to investigate allegations of widespread cheating in the Montgomery County public school system.

Data entry worker Edwina Riddlespriger tells The Advertiser that she was told to change grades or she would be considered insubordinate. She said she "was written up" when she refused the break the rules.

Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Thompson said in a statement that school board lawyer James "Spud" Seale has advised the board and school officials not to discuss the grade-changing allegations publicly and to let the investigation takes its course.

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