Calls for Ouster of Chamber President in Cheating Scandal

Bill Liss, 11 Alive (Atlanta), July 20, 2011

The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and its President Sam Willams are under fire from a State Senator and the Fulton County Taxpayers Foundation for their possible role in the Atlanta public school cheating scandal.

Speaking Wednesday on the possible Chamber of Commerce involvement in the CRCT cheating scandal, Ga. State Senator Vincent Fort, (D-Fulton Co.) said:

“Mr. Williams and his staff decided that it was best to spin the situation. Not to be honest with it–not to be open with it–not to be direct, but to protect Beverly Hall. Protect the cheaters; protect people who were doing the wrong things.”

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In an email to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, John Sherman, the head of the Fulton County Taxpayers Foundation, said if Williams did not step down he would seek an inquiry into the role of the business community in the cheating scandal.

He questioned an investigation by a so-called Blue Ribbon Commission–made up of Atlanta business leaders into the cheating scandal.

Citing the Commission, the Governor’s Investigative Team said in the “Business Community” section of its 3 Volume Report:

“The Blue Ribbon Commission was never likely to uncover the truth because the scale of the problem in the Atlanta Public Schools was too deep given the limited resources available and the time restrictions on the Commission’s work.”

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  • Anonymous

    So the Chamber of Commerce is supposed to be responsible because government schools cheat??

    This is just some way to blame a white person for the cheating scandal when it was all black teachers and black administrators. Ridiculous.

  • Anonymous

    So the black guy makes a masterful move and gets the white chamber of commerce guy in the hot seat.

  • Madison Grant

    Black students cut class, sleep during tests and refuse to study.

    Black principals and teachers engage in massive test fraud.

    So Atlanta’s black community now tries to blame this scandal on a white man? Really?

    Actually, there is a white man who deserves some of the blame: George W. Bush for his ridiculous No Child Left Behind law.

  • sheila

    This sort of thing has been going on for a very long time. I have personally experienced it, more than once. It is true the urban schools with all or mostly black student bodies resort to this kind of thing. It is in the *nature of the beast* to do so. Testing is seen as a white man’s tool, thus it is believed to be inately racially biased (it is not of course), and therefore it is the right, the moral thing to do to perform a certain type of *trickry* whenever necessary. A conspiracy to cheat (change incorrect answers into correct ones) on these mandated tests is actually a noble act…if you get my drift.

  • Anonymous

    The truth:

    Blacks have 1st grade reading ability upon graduation from high school

    Blacks have no ability to compete with whites intellectually

    Blacks have to live off handouts and cheating

    Blacks have a culture of hatred for hard work and education. Effort is a white thing

  • sheila

    Ofcourse you must see that it is a necessary act to blame the white race (any white person, male or female)for all the evils that plague the colored peoples of the earth…without that how would *white guilt exist*?

    We must have white guilt in order to have special treatment programs for the “colored peoples of the earth”, especially Black Americans…how else to keep affirmative action alive?

    A construct of man? Whatever…one sees how effective it is as a tool of *deconstruction* of traditional society/the society created by *white privilege*…la la.

    Will whites be able to exist in this new world? Maybe, but no doubt in very strange ways.

  • ATBOTL

    The CoC is a treasonous organization. We WNs don’t focus enough on how much damage they and other “business interests” do to our country.