Two principals sue Columbus schools over data-tampering firings

Monday, March 24, 2014

The principals, who are being fired for their role in Columbus City Schools’ student-data scandal, say they won’t be made the villains when an entire district full of principals and other administrators also changed data — or trained others to do so — but haven’t been punished.

Former Linden-McKinley STEM Academy Principal Tiffany L. Chavers and Marion-Franklin High School Principal Pamela B. Diggs filed the suit against the board, former superintendent Gene Harris, Superintendent Dan Good, former data czar Steve Tankovich, the deputy superintendent and more in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

They want it known that they simply were following their superiors’ orders.

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