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Fulton County grand jury issues subpoena for probe of APS (Atlanta Public School) cheating scandal
Clatl ^ | 8/17/11 | Miranda Sain

Posted on 08/18/2011 6:15:18 PM PDT by Libloather

Fulton County grand jury issues subpoena for probe of APS cheating scandal
Posted by Miranda Sain on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 2:15 PM

A criminal investigation has begun into the Atlanta Public School cheating scandal — and former Superintendent Beverly Hall could play a large role, the AJC reports:

The subpoena, issued by a Fulton County grand jury, seeks comprehensive information dating back to 1999 regarding teacher transfers and demotions, bonuses paid to employees for improved test scores and copies of complaints from parents, teachers or students of possible improprieties related to Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.

The subpoena also seeks signed copies of "any and all oaths of office" taken by Hall when she was superintendent.

"It's the first shot across the bow," criminal defense attorney Jack Martin said. "This is a clear indication they are looking at criminal charges and that prosecutors are using the grand jury to get the records that could provide circumstantial evidence to support the investigation."

The subpoena also requests information from a federal grand jury that looked into the cheating scandal last year on behalf of the U.S. Attorney General. APS teachers and administrators could face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of giving false statements to investigators or falsifying documents. Hall has said she regrets for not doing enough to prevent APS educators changing test scores but maintains through her lawyer that she did not know anything about widespread cheating.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atlanta; cheating; scandal; subpoena
...teachers and administrators could face up to 10 years in prison...


Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall shows off her 2009 Superintendent of the Year award. Hall was "honored" by the American Association of School Administrators for "increasing Atlanta district's test scores and graduation rates."

Hall has since come under fire for cheating scandals, where rampant, systematic cheating on test scores involved 44 schools and 178 teachers and principals. During the time the cheating was going on, Hall was honored as “Superintendent of the Year” by the American Association of School Administrators for increasing test scores.

1 posted on 08/18/2011 6:15:26 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Good luck with that.


2 posted on 08/18/2011 6:19:07 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Liz

Kinda funny. From: Creative Loafing Atlanta


3 posted on 08/18/2011 6:21:46 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather
As a Fulton County & City of Atlanta resident, I applaud this grand jury. My tax dollars enabled these criminals to deny the children of our a meaningful education. They advanced a generation of entitled idiots into society that can't use them. Witness our worthless US President. He has an empty resume, with questionable references.

Well, it's payback time folks and I pray Atlanta's judicial system is up to the task.

4 posted on 08/18/2011 6:23:52 PM PDT by Broker (Never take a lawyer to a knife fight.)
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To: narses; neverdem; SunkenCiv; SmithL; Nachum; Libloather

Dat’s OK brudda ...

Ole Bev. Hall got herself a contract dat say she gonna get free a lawyer - paid fer by dat Atlanta Schul Bored ! - fer any legal problems she get into.

She already sent the schul bored a bill fer couple hundred thou in lawyer fees already. An she was on a vacation in Hawaii do ‘hole summer!


5 posted on 08/18/2011 6:55:53 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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Atlanta's Dr Beverly Hall has said she regrets not doing enough to prevent educators from changing test scores but maintains through her lawyer that she did not know about widespread cheating.

Hall is a big-time calculated liar and con artist......a walking crime wave.

One observer claimed that, for public consumption, Hall puts on a sweet, sap-happy "Grandma’s Baking Sugar Cookies" act but behind the scenes she’s a ruthless, savage hag, dropping victims left and right like an armed fascist dictator.

Hall is now a prime target in the cheating scandals.........rampant, systematic cheating on test scores involved 44 schools and 178 teachers and principals. Georgia investigations also found Hall punished whistle-blowers, hid or manipulated information.......and altered documents.

Her activities in the state of NJ (before she absconded to GA) need to be exposed.....and prosecuted when warranted.....including the $73 million education budget item that disappeared under her watch.

You have to wonder how Hall ever got educator credentials. Is her doctorate legit? All of her CV should be rigorously scrutinized.....together with all official documents under her signature.

Falsifying govt documents is a felony.

6 posted on 08/18/2011 7:21:18 PM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: Libloather

Now, how in the world could any reasonable person expect a superintendent, who gets paid 200,000 to 300,000 dollars a year, to know what is going on in the school system. She’s the queen bee, not a worker. They could have had a chain saw massacre there and she would deny any knowledge of it.


7 posted on 08/18/2011 8:12:52 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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