Ex-Atlanta Schools Chief Charged in Cheating Scandal [NY Times]And all the while, bonuses of comparable magnitude went into the pockets of Dr Beverly Hall and her assistant superintendents, the so-called "school reform team directors"; Sharon Davis-Williams, Michael Pitts, and Tamara "tell the FBI to go to hell" Cotman.
Dr. Hall, who retired in 2011, was charged with racketeering, theft, influencing witnesses, conspiracy and making false statements. Prosecutors recommended a $7.5 million bond for her; she could face up to 45 years in prison.
...The falsified test scores were so high that Parks Middle was no longer classified as a school in need of improvement and, as a result, lost $750,000 in state and federal aid, according to investigators. That money could have been used to give struggling children extra academic support.
And for ten years, while Hall was being praised and given hefty bonuses for being a model superintendent, tens of thousands of children passed through APS barely knowing how to spell their own names.
This is the story I've been waiting to see. Alleluia!