Ex-Education Chief Reviews El Paso Testing Scandal 10/24/12
October 24, 2012
EL PASO - A former Texas Education Agency official will oversee
a state-ordered investigation of the El Paso school district amid a cheating
scandal that landed its superintendent in prison.
El Paso school trustees Tuesday approved a nearly $580,000 contract with the
Weaver organization, where Adam Jones is director of state government services.
Jones is a former deputy commissioner with TEA.
The vote came after about 100 protesters Tuesday called for the ouster of
the entire school board over a scam in which administrators forced struggling
students out of school to improve test scores.
Former Superintendent Lorenzo Garcia was sentenced this month to more than
three years in prison.
Before his plea in June, the state had cleared El Paso schools of
wrongdoing, but Jones says he was not involved in those audits.