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Former Atlanta Schools superintendent charged with racketeering over cheating scandal

  • 65 the number of charges the former Atlanta Schools superintendent, Beverly L. Hall, faces as part of a wide-reaching cheating scandal, where cheating was allowed or encouraged as a way to get higher scores on Georgia’s Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, and bonuses were offered for higher scores. She could face as many as 45 years in jail, and with a bond of $7.5 million, it’s clear they’re throwing the book at her.
  • 35 the number of other employees of the district that have also been charged in the case, including six principals and 14 teachers. As many as 178 employees were named as taking part in the cheating over 44 schools, according to a 2011 investigation. The case was first uncovered by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2009. source
March 29, 2013 // 18:29 // 1 year ago
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    Reblogging for commentaryThere are so many people who do so much worse than this and just get a slap on the wrist or...
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    This affects children’s lives and futures, and yes there should be punishment. I also think that we, on state and...
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    Perhaps, just perhaps, we ought to look at how out of control testing has become. Fined? Perhaps? Fired? Maybe. Look at...
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    Gonna sound out of line here, but up to 45 years?! For cheating on state tests?! I do not deny the offense, but there...
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    I am so glad they indicted Ol’ Beverly. She was a bully, a fraud and she harmed countless kids, many who were...
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