Atlanta teachers facing criminal charges

ATLANTA -- Three dozen Atlanta teachers are facing criminal charges for helping students cheat.

The first three of those teachers turned themselves in Tuesday.

They are charged with racketeering and making false statements to boost student test scores.

One teacher's attorney says his client's name will be cleared.

"This is the closest she's ever been to a jail in her life," said Roymond Lail, teacher's attorney.

In Atlanta higher student test scores are tied to performance bonuses.

All 35 teachers including a former superintendent are required to turn themselves in.

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