March 29th, 2013
06:17 PM ET

35 indicted in Atlanta cheating scandal

Thirty-five Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators were indicted Friday on a myriad of charges in connection with alleged cheating in standardized testing, one of the largest cheating scandals to hit the nation's public education system.

Among those indicted by a Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury was Beverly Hall, the former schools superintendent who gained national recognition in 2009 for turning around Atlanta's school system.

There were 65 counts in the indictment, which included charges of racketeering, influencing a witness, theft by taking and making false statements or writings.



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  1. dazzle ©

    Another game of follow the money. We've become a society of cheaters.

    March 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like ju gglers, another thing in their mouths.

    March 30, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    sad & embarrassing.

    March 30, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      Sadly true my friend.

      March 30, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dave

    The dumbing down of America continues by those that are supposed to be setting the standard.

    April 2, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |