In Atlanta, did they "do it for the children"?
While the outdated relic aka the NAACP is engaging in the newest and greatest Civil Rights struggle of our time, the lack of diversity in "CNN's prime time line up", there is something that has happened in Atlanta that the NAACP might want to focus it's attention on instead. Progressives tell us they are the ones who champions the causes of blacks and that their actions when it comes to education is because, "it's all about the children". Well I wonder if it's in the best interest of black students in Atlanta to have them be nothing more then functioning illiterates? It has just been discovered this week that 178 teachers and 38 principals in the Atlanta Public School system were fudging the grades of failing students in order to pass them, and this had been going on for OVER A DECADE!
The cheating scandal has the sad honor of being the biggest cheating scandal in American history that was committed by teachers and principals. I can't stress the hypocrisy element in all of this. It's teachers and principals who are suppose to set the example for students NOT TO CHEAT, yet the ones in Atlanta were doing just that. It gets worse. The Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverley Hall actually received in 2009 the "Superintendent of the Year" award!
Ms. Hall resigned in June due to the increasing spotlight that was being shined on the questionable achievement in the APS. Teaching is suppose to be a noble profession, so what was the reason behind teachers and principals cheating on behalf of the students they were suppose to be educating? Did they believe they were "helping" those students? How many tens of thousands of students in Atlanta have been in essence screwed out of an education? Lets hear the excuse.