Selective Outrage: Revisiting the Atlanta School Cheating Scandal

In March of 2013, thirty five Atlanta educators, all of them Black, were charged with racketeering and conspiracy for allegedly changing student answers on standardized tests from wrong to right. The teachers were accused of the worst-possible wrongdoing against their students. But behind the longest criminal trial in Georgia history is an untold story – of school privatization and deprivation, of urban renewal and gentrification, and the criminalization, of Black Atlantans and their educators. Shani Robinson, the youngest teacher to be tried and convicted, joins Have You Heard to discuss her new book None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators, written with Anna Simonton.

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