Beverly Hall was in charge of the majority-black Atlanta school system from 1999 to 2010 and was the focus of several articles about the miraculous improvements she wrought through her administrative prowess and leadership. It seems the black students suddenly began to do better than the White kids out in the suburbs! It was such a feel-good story!
My father, an educator with no patience for diversity, upon hearing about what was happening in Atlanta, said simply: “The n***ers are cheating.” He died before he saw his prophecy proven correct.
It turns out the Jamaican-born Dr. Hall had recruited a small cadre of black teachers (The Chosen, she called them) who were meticulously changing the test scores. Why? Guess.
“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.”
“Paul L. Howard Jr., the district attorney, said that under Dr. Hall’s leadership, there was “a single-minded purpose, and that is to cheat.”
Ain’t that just the story of Africamerica?