Atlanta Superintendent and Teachers Indicted in School Cheating Scandal
Beverly Hall, the former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, and 35 other educators have been indicted by a Fulton County grand jury in a cheating scandal that involved large, unexplained test score gains in some Atlanta schools back in 2011.
According to CNN, Hall resigned from her position in 2011, but continues to deny any role in the cheating scandal. According to the indictment, Hall placed unreasonable goals on educators and “protected and rewarded those who achieved targets by cheating.”
It also alleges she fired principals who failed to achieve goals and “ignored suspicious” test score gains throughout the school system. For at least four years, between 2005 and 2009, test answers were altered, fabricated and falsely certified, the indictment said.