Atlanta Cheating Scandal's Tentacles Said to Reach Far
Ex-schools chief is among the indicted
The criminal indictments late last month of retired Atlanta schools Superintendent Beverly L. Hall and 34 other educators for their alleged roles in a far-reaching cheating scandal could have widespread fallout and potentially undermine efforts in other districts to improve the academic achievement of poor and minority students, according to education leaders.
Ms. Hall, a one-time national superintendent of the year, and her former school system colleagues were named in a 65-count indictment by a Fulton County, Ga., grand jury
"The wider repercussions of the Atlanta case are very troubling," said Daniel A. Domenech, a former superintendent of the Fairfax County, Va., schools and the executive director of the American Association of School Administrators, based in Alexandria, Va. "The problem is that any school systems that have accomplished great turnarounds of schools are going to become suspect, and people will assume that there must have...
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