Ex-Schools Chief Beverly L. Hall in Atlanta, GA Indicted in Testing Scandal … Charged with Racketeering, Theft, Influencing Witnesses, Conspiracy & Making False Statements.
OBAMA WHITE HOUSE PRAISED INDICTED FORMER ATLANTA SCHOOL ADMINISTARTOR WHO CHEATED HER WAY TO FAME … CRIMINAL, SIMPLY CRIMINAL.
Dr. Beverly L. Hall, A former district school superintendent whose test scores brought her fame in 2009 as the American Association of School Administrators named her superintendent of the year. Barack Obama’s Secretary of Education Arne Duncan even hosted her at the White House. However, it appears to have been all a fabricated lie. Water seeks it’s own level, doesn’t it? Dr. Beverly L. Hall was indictedin a test cheating scandal and charged with racketeering, theft, influencing witnesses, conspiracy and making false statements. Prosecutors have recommended a $7.5 million bond for Dr. Hall and she could face up to 45 years in prison. Sadly, this is how these public school educators thought they were helping students, by cheating. As stated at NRO, the Atlanta schools chief spearheaded a vast criminal conspiracy among administrators and teachers to cheat on standardized tests to artificially boost the scores of their pupils. How could anyone thin k this was beneficial? Well. it would not be for the students, but it would be for those administrators and teachers that were rewarded on merit pay for test scores. Beverly L. Hall ”earned more than $500,000 in performance bonuses while superintendent.” However, the school lost $750,000 in state and federal aid that could have been used to help the students who were failing and reading at substandard levels. Instead, the cheating skewed the results.
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.
During the decade she led the district of 52,000 children, many of them poor and African-American, Atlanta students often outperformed wealthier suburban districts on state tests.
Those test scores brought her fame — in 2009, the American Association of School Administrators named her superintendent of the year and Arne Duncan, the secretary of education, hosted her at the White House.
And fortune — she earned more than $500,000 in performance bonuses while superintendent.
On Friday, prosecutors essentially said it really was too good to be true. Dr. Hall and the 34 teachers, principals and administrators “conspired to either cheat, conceal cheating or retaliate against whistle-blowers in an effort to bolster C.R.C.T. scores for the benefit of financial rewards associated with high test scores,” the indictment said, referring to the state’s Criterion-Referenced Competency Test.
Reached late Friday, Richard Deane, Dr. Hall’s lawyer, said they were digesting the indictment and making arrangements for bond. “We’re pretty busy,” he said.
This is just another case of if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Once again we have public school educators and administrators screwing over America’s youth. What message does this send, the only way you can succeed is to cheat? It is bad enough that much of our public school education system can be deemed a crime against children, but this brings it to new levels.