APS suppressed scandal | ajc.comRead the whole article.
Atlanta Public Schools officials, including Superintendent Beverly Hall, carried out a broad campaign over two years to suppress mounting allegations of widespread cheating on standardized tests, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has found.
Hall, who built a national reputation on raising urban students’ test scores, worked with top aides and prominent supporters to minimize or conceal evidence that some of the district’s much-vaunted gains were not legitimate.
AJC report confirms Perdue decision to probe Atlanta Public Schools | ajc.comLooks like they're trying to hang Dr Hall for it. That answer is too easy, and won't address the greater problem.
State investigators took over a probe of Atlanta Public Schools in August after Gov. Sonny Perdue said he was concerned the search had been deliberately narrowed.
Monday, his spokesman said that decision appears to have been confirmed after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported local officials carried out a broad campaign over two years to suppress mounting allegations of widespread test cheating.
"That's why the state did what it did," Perdue spokesman Bert Brantley said.
The AJC compiled the report using hundreds of documents obtained through the Georgia Open Records Act. It said Atlanta Superintendent Beverly Hall and other system officials exerted far greater influence than previously acknowledged on a local investigation of 58 schools with suspicious test scores.