Atlanta teaching scandal

10 of the 11 former teachers convicted in the worst school cheating case in America were ordered jailed by an Atlanta judge immediately after the jury reached their verdicts.

Lawyers for the 10 convicted teachers were stunned at Judge Jerry Baxter's order to send their clients to jail to await their sentencing. Judge Baxter allowed one former educator to remain out on bond because she's pregnant.

The jury verdicts culminated a 5-year investigating into corruption and cheating to elevate test scores by 44 Atlanta public schools. 178 educators were implicated and confessed to changing test scores including 38 principals.

On March 29, 2013 the grand jury indicted 35 educators -- all black. 21 of the educators pled guilty to lesser charges. They received probation.

12 of the indicted teachers were tried on racketeering (RICO) and lesser charges of lying to investigators. RICO charges are usually reserved for mobsters and organized crime.

School superintendent Beverly Hall never faced charges in court. She died in March from breast cancer.

Atlanta teaching scandal

The 10 convicted teachers were shocked when they were slapped in handcuffs and marched out of court and onto a prison bus for the short trip to the Atlanta Fulton County jail.

One female attorney struggled to contain her emotions as she begged the judge to reconsider sending her client to jail.

She reminded the judge that none of the defendants have criminal records. But the judge was not moved. "They have made their bed and they will have to lay in it," he groused.

Judge Baxter continuously interrupted the lawyers and admonished them for wasting his precious time.

One attorney told WSB TV News he respected the justice system but he was surprised at the judge's order because the defendants are all former educators who are not flight risks.

The raw video courtesy of WSB-TV is riveting. It gives viewers a revealing look into the system of double standards that exists in the Georgia criminal courts.

The punishment never fits the crime for black defendants -- unless they can afford to hire attorneys who golf with judges on the weekends.

The judge's acrimonious attitude reminded me of a scene from Tuesday's episode of BET's Being Mary Jane, in which Mary Jane's boss -- a white man -- pondered why black people are never satisfied with our lot in life. "They have Beyonce… they have Jay Z… they have the NBA," he said.

On Wednesday, Judge Baxter expressed similar bitter language in regards to black people.

"They are convicted felons… they have been convicted, and that's enough for me," he said. "I have sat here for six months and listened to this whole thing… and now the rubber has met the road."

It's hard to imagine this same judge sending 10 white teachers to jail to await sentencing. The defendants in this case aren't built for jail. They are teachers whose weapons of choice were pencil erasers.

The Georgia justice system has to do better.

Sentencing is set for next Wednesday. Judge Baxter has rescheduled sentencing for April 13.

Watch the video below.

  • TruGemini

    "They have made their bed and they will have to lay in it"...

    :coffee:

  • kamadiva

    I said all Imma say on this... :tea:

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    She reminded the judge that none of the defendants have criminal records
    ____________

    I can hardly believe this guy. :no: Talk about personal crusades. :huh:

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    @SandraRose. Give me free. :shrug: Please. :)

  • FuturedocDonte

    How long were they sentenced? Did I miss that part? :eek:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

    Y'all I got the flu or something and came into work anyway :crying1: Why?? I barely even have the strength to font witchall

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    I don't know enough about the case. Did money change hands? Who was at the head of the corruption? Was it organized? Teachers are not as hands on as they were when I was growing up at a time when the number of crack babies in schools have grown to epidemic proportions. The US education system has to get it together. My daughter told me that she goes to computer lab once a week. Why is that? She will have to use a computer everyday when she gets in the workforce. They need to be in the lab everyday. We are not preparing our future workforce for the technology age that has been in full swing for years. Chile don't get me started.

    Anywho, what the teachers did was horrible, but jail time is extreme.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    FuturedocDonte says:

    How long were they sentenced? Did I miss that part?
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    They haven't been sentenced. The judge has locked them up pending sentencing probably because he wants them to taste jail, but knows that they won't get sentenced to jail time.

  • FuturedocDonte

    It’s hard to imagine this same judge sending 10 white teachers to jail to await sentencing.
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    NVM got it

  • WhoDat

    Why person up top look like Scared Straight Foxxy tho?

  • CHARBEE

    I am disgusted by this sentencing. Murderers and child molesters get less time than that. SMH!!!!! The good ole boy system is still in charge... I hope those damn lawyers filed an appeal ASAP.

  • FuturedocDonte

    Thanks Bird :waves:

  • WhoDat

    From downstairs:

    Backstory on Pagan Eggs:
    It was determined by a thorn, that the Easter Bunny is a pagan holiday symbol. After that, me and @DTTS founded the SR Pagan Easter Egg Society. How many years now we done had it? 2-3? Anyway. Enjoy these Pagan Eggs. From us to yall.
    *leaves basket in Milla of da flo’*

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

    They are getting sentenced next week.... Not like they have months to await sentencing.. I'm not exactly outraged :tea:

  • Unshakable

    Good morning Roses! :hug:

    @topic,

    Truly sad state of affairs all around. Black peepa hafta realize that the laws/rules are not as pliable for them as they are for their counterparts. At the end of the day, more oft than not, they are going to be thrown under the jail when it comes to crime. Not fair necessaeily, but it's the reality.

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    Them eggs older than :no: ... nvm. Partake. :)

    Where the foot washing line? :tea:

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    :thankyou: SdotRdot!

  • WhoDat

    This topic is that bullchit. It happened not only cause they colored...cause they southern. Let's keep it G. Had this happened anywhere other than GA? Different outcome. Geography plays a role.

    Can we get a post on a noose on the campus at races azz Duke University por favor?

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Bird says:

    The judge has locked them up pending sentencing probably because he wants them to taste jail, but knows that they won’t get sentenced to jail time.
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    How so? They face 20 years in jail on the racketeering charge alone.

  • WhoDat

    Bish if we ain't missed yew :crying1:

  • iWasteTime

    IS that O to tha T to tha B to tha .....
    :wail:

    Hey boo Hey!
    Congratulations :cheer:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    #missyJSays says:

    They are getting sentenced next week…. Not like they have months to await sentencing.. I’m not exactly outraged :tea:
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    Please reserve judgment on this particular judge until you watch the video.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    This judge should retire from the bench. He was mad at the lawyers for holding up his tee time on the golf course.

  • SummerBaby

    :tea:

  • Crickett

    This may be off topic. I worked at Adelphia, sold telephones lines/DSL/Data after the break up of Bell Co. monopoly. After not meeting my quota for the month, my manager pulled me aside and showed me how to sandbag (claiming phony sales of product). I did this only once for a deal I closed to next month. 3 months later the Feds come in and shut us down as they did Enron and other companies for creating ghost accounts. Anyway, the Adelphia brothers went to a country club jail. I was the only AA in the firm, highest paid account executive but when the Feds came in I was the first to go, a pawn.

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    This topic is that bullchit. It happened not only cause they colored…cause they southern. Let’s keep it G. Had this happened anywhere other than GA? Different outcome. Geography plays a role.
    __________

    Folk be like its black or white. Aint no greys. No grays bit. :eek:

  • Crickett

    Research Buckhead coalition and their role in this scandal.

  • Matchsticks

    that judge seems like a complete a$$hole. he gave zero fuggs...

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Oh schnap :shocked: OTB is back

    But who in hades is that in your grabbi :huh:

    *Pinches screen* :blink: oh :)

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    Bish if we ain’t missed yew
    _______

    Ermahgwad. :crying1: :hug: Olive juices. All the olive juices. I am so tired. :eek: Like I was about to take today and tomm off the air of somebody coming to my desk asking for something that a. I already had someone else give them and b. takes hours of clicking :eek: ..no brain, just clicking. I came here instead of leaving? I try. :)

  • MSVALLDAY

    I'm so disappointed in this whole situation. Who has won here? Nobody! Not the families, schools, state nobody. This is an overall sad situation for my city and I'm very disappointed all the way around.

  • WhoDat

    That is Tiny and her original....nvmnd.

    :kona:

  • http://youtu.be/COjlQLe2JV0 puppylove finally made the #dirtythirty :koolaid:

    In Cali we have the Golden State Exam. You take the English portion grades 9-11 if you dont pass by 11th they put you in remedial english 12th grade and you take it one last time that year. If you don't pass you don't graduate. My 10th grade English teacher took the test the first semester and came back and told us everything that was on it. Was that cheating?

  • iWasteTime

    That judge did and said everything short of calling them niggahs.
    If he the sentencing judge they getting the max and that is 20 on the racketeering charge.
    That one having he baby :no: I pray for her and how the 1 person get acquitted? Was she the mole?

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    iWasteTime :cheer: :hug: IMY!!! Iamgoingtowastetimetoo! But on topics of importance only... like @Sandra why did Tyga get served? :popcorn: :shocked:

  • FinallyGotMy40AcresAndaSRoseLogin

    Wow he really said they are convicted of SERIOUS felonies ... this man here... this aint right... not right at all... on a lighter note tell me why i had a dream that plies and his female lil cousin showed up to m

  • FinallyGotMy40AcresAndaSRoseLogin

    ummm nevermind i wont finish that story after my little daughter pushed the keys on my keyboard and sent it on its merry way...

  • Matchsticks

    That judge did and said everything short of calling them niggahs.
    _________

    pretty much, you could tell he was irritated to even have to do his job...these nigs in the courtroom were not worth his TIME!

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    Can we get a post on a noose on the campus at races azz Duke University por favor?

    _________

    :hahaha: Seaux. Allllll the Duke app comments say, "dont rush to judgment; a black student prolly put it there to spark convo.." :blink: LMAOOO

    DOnt rush to blame..unless you blaming the Blacks. :thankyou:

  • http://youtu.be/COjlQLe2JV0 puppylove finally made the #dirtythirty :koolaid:

    Welcome back @OTB

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    PARCC testing here… :facepalm: I’ll keep my diatribe short and say that from what I’ve seen PARCC, especially the reading tests for 4th grade, are awful and confusing. I’m worried
    -----------
    Chile. Got my own fourth grader. Smart as as a whip, but testing is not her thing. Sad.

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    Was that cheating?

    ______

    They didnt change up the test? :lol: She knew: Then yes. But so. :tea:

    Florida is the land of test to fail. I mean no child left behind.. we test every grade every yr, multiples times a year. This yr we was like 2015 BIT we going TECH.. chits didnt even work in like 60% of the counties -__- ..I guess the IT groups grad'd from Fla schools..#digression.

    But they always get the last version of a test and use that to pretest the kids. So we cheat too. In the same way anybody taking an SAT/ACT would..looking at the ones before.

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    This cannot be life. I just logged in and got to go to this big meeting down the road and my FREN is byke. MY FREN is BYKE. MY FREEEENNNN IS BYYYYYYYYYYYYKKKEE :wails: God knows I have missed you. LISTEN!!! I WILL BE BYKE LATER. Don’t you disappear on me a heat? I need you. I might try to lurk. If I can.
    OLIVE JUICE. I got sew much to TAIL you about. *wipes by face cause gangstas don’t cry nor dance*
    *slow rock byke and forth* We gone be all right… yes suh… we gone be all right :)

  • CHARBEE

    iWasteTime says:

    That judge did and said everything short of calling them niggahs.
    If he the sentencing judge they getting the max and that is 20 on the racketeering charge.
    That one having he baby I pray for her and how the 1 person get acquitted? Was she the mole?
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    According to V103 none of her students passed so they felt as if she never did anything wrong.

  • http://youtu.be/COjlQLe2JV0 puppylove finally made the #dirtythirty :koolaid:

    @Zoe start giving her tests at home so she feels more comfortable.

  • iWasteTime

    hy did Tyga get served? :popcorn: :shocked:
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    IDK but that video is hilarious :rofl:
    Dude got two pair of kicks, signed, and a pic :lol:

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    But who in hades is that in your grabbi
    ______

    :blink: Come on thru here so I can kill you with That bebeTiny.

    I am all 90s all the time right now.. and 90sTiny was my :nun:

    :hug:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    The judge’s acrimonious attitude reminded me of a scene from Tuesday’s episode of BET’s Being Mary Jane, in which Mary Jane’s boss — a white man — pondered why black people are never satisfied with our lot in life. “They have Beyonce… they have Jay Z… they have the NBA,” he said.
    -----
    What upset me more is her "girl" being mute.

  • Matchsticks

    CHARBEE says:

    iWasteTime says:
    That judge did and said everything short of calling them niggahs.
    If he the sentencing judge they getting the max and that is 20 on the racketeering charge.
    That one having he baby I pray for her and how the 1 person get acquitted? Was she the mole?
    ———————————————————–
    According to V103 none of her students passed so they felt as if she never did anything wrong.
    _________

    She love-ded her job too... *her statement on the news*

  • Phrozen1der

    20 years for a non-violent offense from teachers.... :blink: DAMN!

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    Thanks @Pupp. Ive been outside the box bout to die. :phew:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Puppy- I google 4th grade ______ and we print them out. I stay emailing, parent teacher conferences. She gone make it:)

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    *runs back in real quick before I go to rep for Tiny*
    DTTS you ready to do our Tiny dance moves?? :danban1: :buttshake: We getting it. Ya;ll just can’t see us.
    BBL

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    What upset me more is her “girl” being mute.
    ______

    Zoe.. she damn near ashamed to be Lst-Teena herself.. what she was gone say? I wasnt surprised at all. She wanna say the same things to MJ. :tea:

  • http://youtu.be/COjlQLe2JV0 puppylove finally made the #dirtythirty :koolaid:

    @OTB naw they didn't. But I had already passed that sucka grade 9. I just wanted to improve my essay score. Kids in honors classes in schools in the hood get the BEST teachers and counselors. If you can't afford private school get yourn in advanced classes. The schools know their accreditation sometimes hinges on the scores so they give them WHATEVER they need :coffee:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    OTB- HEY!!!! :hugs: you and me shall never part! I been playing in makeup more. I got some LA Girl Concealer I'm gone play with.

  • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

    They should've took the plea deal they were offered :coffee: The others involved accepted their charges and are on probation. Suck it up! Yall greedy azzes wanted those bonus checks so bad that you screwed the kids over :chase:

  • Matchsticks

    What upset me more is her “girl” being mute.
    ________

    right, couldn't tell if she was offended or if she agreed...silence is deafening in those situations...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    :blink: Is that my OTBayBay?! :wail: <--- tears of happiness :woohoo:

    :kiss: :hug: :lick: :scissor: :hump:

  • http://youtu.be/COjlQLe2JV0 puppylove finally made the #dirtythirty :koolaid:

    :pray: Lord dont let OTB hurt these peoples at her place of employ or them chillen in her home. They know not what they do.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Zoe.. she damn near ashamed to be Lst-Teena herself.. what she was gone say? I wasnt surprised at all. She wanna say the same things to MJ
    -----
    You know what. I believe that. Heffaas got mad her boyfriend d called her out.

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    They had to stop the test when my son took it in 3rd grade cuz the kids were stressed out & crying. East Harlem so mostly mexican & south american kids.

    I had to take a day off & sit with my son so he could retake it alone. Me, him, & two proxies. Thats way too much pressure for 8year olds :no: iono wt the other kids/parents did.

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    This cannot be life. I just logged in and got to go to this big meeting down the road and my FREN is byke. MY FREN is BYKE. MY FREEEENNNN IS BYYYYYYYYYYYYKKKEE God knows I have missed you. LISTEN!!! I WILL BE BYKE LATER. Don’t you disappear on me a heat? I need you. I might try to lurk. If I can.
    OLIVE JUICE. I got sew much to TAIL you about. *wipes by face cause gangstas don’t cry nor dance*
    *slow rock byke and forth* We gone be all right… yes suh… we gone be all right

    ________

    I was downstairs like :confused: "I dont know yall no mo' :cry: " <-- Sofia voice. It wasso mannie new names and chit. :hahaha: :hug: :hug: :hug: You moving desks Noooooooo :wail: You need to get you some stealth screen game going. :bite: Im out chere on this laptop like LOG ME IT. I dont care. :kona: BTW I hate this laptop. Desktops FTW. Grrr. Go supervise, manage, lead from Red to Green (my project on Yellow, so im colorstruck) :nun: . OLIVE JUICES.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    That judge did and said everything short of calling them niggahs.

    *****

    :yes: old bow tie racist azz mutherfugger. He hates black people. I know he does :yes:

  • daprinceofradio

    this is pretty harsh... Auntie you're right had it been the other way around... he would not have dared jailed them.....
    but when you wrote this "They are teachers whose weapons of choice were pencil erasers." I'd like to fall out of my seat in my office.... lol

  • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

    It’s hard to imagine this same judge sending 10 white teachers to jail to await sentencing. The defendants in this case aren’t built for jail. They are teachers whose weapons of choice were pencil erasers.

    The Georgia justice system has to do better.

    Sentencing is set for next Wednesday.
    ________________
    I think he did this to make a point :coffee: I dont think any of them will get the max which is 20 yrs.

  • iWasteTime

    Dubb give OTBae the Recaps of Recaps.
    Don't forget the blog Kantgetright.
    We earned it!
    Jesus is the reason for the season

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    I got some LA Girl Concealer I’m gone play with.
    ___________

    !!!!! :hug: I was just watching a makeup tut. :hahaha: Too funny! I have about six LAs and I still feel like I didnt get the PERFECT fit for my skin like my YTubers! Undertone is a BITCH. :shank: I line them up just as nice tho and my daughter found one that EXACT matches her. So i know there is hope. :bounce: And they cheap. I was like :huh: Also I once heard tail of Family Dollar/Dollar Genral selling them. :shocked: IDK if yall have them "discount" stores around your way.I also saw them at my BSS store for like 5.9 9a tube! :nono: 1.99!!!

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Sandra Rose says:

    How so? They face 20 years in jail on the racketeering charge alone.
    **************************

    If you're looking for me to feel sorry for these corrupt teachers robbing children of a future, it ain't gone happen. I don't think that they are going to get jail time. If they do I then I will speak against it, but this one week they get to stew is good for me. I have a child in the public school system and I'm passionate about the fact that this country is falling behind and taking my kids with it. Breaking my neck to get her in charter school now.

  • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

    OTB :happy:

  • whitty hutton

    well, this post is focusing on the judge in the case; not the affects on the children. :rolleyes:

    if you guys had heard at least SOME of the evidence and facts presented in this case...umph...well, all i'll say is there's a reason the judge and many others are so upset about this case. these mofos had gatherings to change the scores and bullied/blackballed those teachers and faculty that wouldn't participate. their behavior and decisions were intentional, callous, and most of all thoughtless to the longterm effects to the children involved.

    i don't think they should get lengthy prison sentences, but do agree with the guilty verdict. #whataboutthechildren

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

    I have no frame of reference for this crime/punishment, but my gut reaction is that it SEEMS harsh :think:
    Just yesterday Phro said something about the judge making the difference in many cases :no:
    Any roses in the 'A' who know more about this case?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FjWe31S_0g Milanisti

    Bird says:

    If you’re looking for me to feel sorry for these corrupt teachers robbing children of a future, it ain’t gone happen.
    ---------------------------------------

    :tea:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

    Please reserve judgment on this particular judge until you watch the video.

    ==================

    I have still not moved. I come from a long line of educators. While I do not believe in Standardized testing nor giving bonus to educators for student achievement this is the current system. They cheated it and rob students of their education. Low test scores also can increase school funding and resources for struggling students. Maybe these kids were bad test takers and maybe they actually needed help which they didn't get. These people were selfish and greedy. I have the same level of disdain for them as the judge :shrugs:

    Being a teacher does not come with extrinsic rewards. If you are looking to get rich it's not the profession for you.

    They were all offered a plea deal, they gambled on the "I followed orders" defense :nono: Too bad :bye: Go to Jail do not pass go

  • kamadiva

    :thinking: ION know what happened to OTB...thought she quit the blog! (musta been werking to hard) Welcome Back! :hug:

  • sassyshe

    Lets be honest here, CRCT was not used to promote kids to next grade, cause many kids fail CRCT and move on, plus most schools in Fulton and Dekalb have no child left behind so regardless they would have been promoted. These tests were used to allocate funding to schools which is why you have certain public schools in Dekalb and Fulton getting all the money. Never have I heard of corruption where teachers and administrators have criminal cases for the acts and jailed. Usually they are fired, and an overhaul of the system occurs as the state takes over rather than a specific county or borough. Its amazing though where a similar situation occured around the Northlake area, it never made the news nor was anyone charged, instead they took over the schools and overhaul.

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    IDK but that video is hilarious
    Dude got two pair of kicks, signed, and a pic

    _____

    Time that whole thing got me :rofl: Kylie with her Khloe Body special :rofl This nigga shilling gold plated LA GEARS :rofl: and getting served by an adoring "fan".. Jaden liking Chy's post :crying1:

    Thank you Tyga. I mean you can't love the guy who gave us Rack City BITCH who can you trust :rofl:

  • whitty hutton

    **cues scene from the Color Purple where Nettie comes back from Africa and sees Celie for the first time**

    Neffffffffeeeeeeeee!!!! **slowly walks then starts running towards otb** :happy:

    chile, i was waiting on an update from taken, whodat, or somebody else you keep up with off the blog. :phew: glad you're ok and still on this side of thangs!

  • bama_n_jersey

    How are we outraged at the sentencing when they haven't been sentenced. Like I said below, just because a person that did the same crime or a worse crime got it easier, doesn't mean this is wrong. It means that the others could be wrong. These "educators" did not care but I'm glad someone cared enough to bring this to light. It's enough in the world against us already..we don't need to be.

    Now hopefully they don't get harsh jail time, but these are consequences of their actions. They should have taken the plea deal. Sometimes you have to know when to fold :shrug:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

    annie new names and chit. :hahaha: :hug: :hug: :hug: You moving desks Noooooooo :wail: You need to get you some stealth screen game going. :bite: Im out chere on this laptop like LOG ME IT. I dont care. :kona: BTW I hate this laptop.
    ------------
    (Waiting on my work BFF we going over together. Some other folks was making eye contact with me to walk with them so I ran down the byke steps. :hahaha: )
    MAN the move don't make no sense!! I think it's just to prove they can move us. I ain't no closer to my team. WHALE my team is smaller now cause 2 folks gone :no: It's 3 of us left.. Maybe 4..
    But yea I am outchea about to be exposed and I don't like it at all!!
    I got a laptop too that sits with my pc. I normally close the laptop and work of the :pc: with SR on a small screen. I might have to turn and just use the laptop.. Folks would know then tho :bite:
    YOU BETTER WORK DEM COLORS!! Show them who in charge *puts your hands on the wheel like Hustle and Flow* Say you in charge! :eek: :steer:

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    If you’re looking for me to feel sorry for these corrupt teachers robbing children of a future, it ain’t gone happen.
    _______

    LOL :hahaha: Thats big. :phew:

    Yall serious? Robbing of futures? Bc they changed the ansas on some standard tests? Did they also let them stay home the other instructional days in the school year? :blink:

    I kept one of my children home from testing last week. Terrible. :yawn:

  • Matchsticks

    I think the reason why I'm torn with this too is 1. watching how much that judge was unconcerned and dismissive. 2. seeing Crickett's posts about how this is bigger than the school leadership. I can definitely believe that Buckhead's recent moves to bring more money to Atlanta could have impacted how this trickled down.

    Yes, the teachers should be punished, but like The Wire, this is bigger than just the schools....

  • whitty hutton

    Being a teacher does not come with extrinsic rewards. If you are looking to get rich it’s not the profession for you.

    They were all offered a plea deal, they gambled on the “I followed orders” defense :nono: Too bad :bye: Go to Jail do not pass go
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    BAM! BLOOP! :fistbump:

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    Week before last I mean but I felt like they encouraged it since there is so much "controversy" around our testing in FLA. Test before Spring Break? You pretty much secure that half the kidsa aint coming. :no:

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    I'm curious as to the defense for this - was the justification that these schools HAD to pass these tests in order for the school districts to get funding? If so, is it the fault of the department of education that these people felt the need to fudge test results - JUST TO GET ENOUGH books, computers and STAFF to try to teach these kids?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

    These tests were used to allocate funding to schools which is why you have certain public schools in Dekalb and Fulton getting all the money.

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    So there are large numbers of students passing? So are those schools cheating too? Or are those children just better test takers? Or is the education seriously lacking and falsifying test scores does nothing to measure the underlying problem?

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    Atlanta judges seem crazy. Thank gravi-jesus for my liberal state :phew:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    I'm really liking Being Mary Jane this season. Them using real people, organizations. Stepping it up

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    ION know what happened to OTB…thought she quit the blog! (musta been werking to hard) Welcome Back!
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    :hug: They dangled a carrot in front my face and now I done ate that bitch and im hungry again. :pizza: :yawn: :hahaha:

    I officially updated my resume and even entertained joining linked in but then I was like Nooo.Too.much.linked. :hahaha:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

    How are we outraged at the sentencing when they haven’t been sentenced

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    Because they have to sit in jail for a week until sentencing :eyeroll: Terrible right? :tea:

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    Yes, the teachers should be punished, but like The Wire, this is bigger than just the schools….
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    They shouldve been fired like any other record falsefiers NOT charged like Gambinos. And Big Meech. And Martha. :lol:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FjWe31S_0g Milanisti

    :newpost:

  • http://youtu.be/COjlQLe2JV0 puppylove finally made the #dirtythirty :koolaid:

    They shouldve been fired like any other record falsefiers NOT charged like Gambinos. And Big Meech. And Martha. :lol:
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    Bet they don't get the same prison treatment as Martha :tea:

  • whitty hutton

    @Carrington
    the teachers defense was, "I did what i was told" (subtext: 'cuz i was scared i would be fired'); but in a profession like teaching, your moral compass has to be stronger than that. they can spread gossip about what teacher is sleeping with who, who dresses frumpy, etc. so i'm sure they knew who had decided to participate and who didn't. they should have joined together and been whistleblowers; but they didn't.

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    I’m curious as to the defense for this – was the justification that these schools HAD to pass these tests in order for the school districts to get funding? If so, is it the fault of the department of education that these people felt the need to fudge test results – JUST TO GET ENOUGH books, computers and STAFF to try to teach these kids?

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    1. No Child Left Behind
    2. Race to the Top

    = linkage of student test scores to teacher evals and pay.

    I support my pres but he made it bout the money frfr.

  • kamadiva

    @OTB - :hug: They dangled a carrot in front my face and now I done ate that bitch and im hungry again. :pizza: :yawn: :hahaha:

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    I get that way some times, but when I look at the intangible perks I have, I sit my behind down and :pc:.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

    They shouldve been fired like any other record falsefiers NOT charged like Gambinos. And Big Meech. And Martha.

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    Falsifying records is a crime :facepalm: Falsifying records for MONEY is theft. At my job we prosecute people who falsify their timecards :tea: You are STEALING...

  • Phrozen1der

    S/N I watched Marth'as portion of Justin Bieber's roast.. :hahaha: #LibraryWasOpen

  • Mz. Ze’b’Krazi

    They are getting sentenced next week…. Not like they have months to await sentencing.. I’m not exactly outraged
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    Well I am and feel other folks should be. They never do their own that way. His fake :mad: outrage at the fake black gangsta teachers kocking off them test answersheets :ak47: with their erasers is all a shame. We all the same to them and they were already convicted in his mind before he passed extremely harsh judgement on them :rules: ...not that what they did was in any way right or appropriate, but sprites wouldn't have been treated like that, even if it was only 7 days until sentencing.

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

    :crying1: :brokenheart: :snot: ...the lawd done brought my TrapQueen back into the fold :crying1: maki dada, u brilliant bishu :pattycake: :hug:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    :newpost:

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    Dang they gone miss Easter :no: so unamerican

    But chile if only yall knew how much of my boss' kids homework Ive done over the years. :tea: extra help is the american way :shrugs: unless u only 3/5s of a human I guess.

    I didnt even know cheating was a crime let alone a felony. Unethical but not criminal. Aint nobody even get charged for losing Avante Oquendo

  • sassyshe

    #missyJSays says:

    These tests were used to allocate funding to schools which is why you have certain public schools in Dekalb and Fulton getting all the money.

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    So there are large numbers of students passing? So are those schools cheating too? Or are those children just better test takers? Or is the education seriously lacking and falsifying test scores does nothing to measure the underlying problem?

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    They have more resources. I have a friend that is a teacher in Druid Hills area. 85% of the students are upper-middle to upper class. It is a public school but run like a private school. School administrators ensure that the kids who parents have businesses are the ones who win the contracts for things that needs to be done at the school and in return the parents give the school whatever they want and get huge write offs. Also the teachers get beautiful "bonuses" from the parents.

    If you have a school where kids are using computers and ipad to learn, have programs to help nuture your gifted children, tutors, Saturday school and other resources to help children learn more and learn at a different level they will outperform those who are in low-income schools where sometimes there is not even text books to give to the kids

  • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

    #missyJSays says:

    They shouldve been fired like any other record falsefiers NOT charged like Gambinos. And Big Meech. And Martha.

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    Falsifying records is a crime Falsifying records for MONEY is theft. At my job we prosecute people who falsify their timecards You are STEALING…
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    :cosign: If I cant tell the uppers where their millions are they will escort my azz outta here in cuffs too :coffee: Theft is theft! The principals involved made a killing from the bonuses as well :no:

  • bama_n_jersey

    Hey..it was a gamble on their part. My child will take all test. Some of the parents here opted their kids out because it was too much stress. :blink: this adds to all these kids being so sensitive now and everybody just accepting it. I don't get it. My daughter told her teacher in kindergarten that she couldn't do all the work because she was tired... Really okay. The next day she was just fine after doing the 25 worksheets the night before. Extreme :shrug: maybe...but she won't say it again

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    The fact is none of them flight risks, criminal records, etc. So why no bail?

    Rememver a few years ago the mom who forged her address for a better school? And they locked her up? Won't that in GA too.

  • WhoDat

    Recap of the recaps coming for @Otbee-zie

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

    They never do their own that way. His fake :mad: outrage at the fake black gangsta teachers kocking off them test answersheets

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    You mean like the WHITE teachers in Philly that did the same chit, on trial right now. Or the WHITE teachers in Nevada... This doesn't only happen to black people :shrugs: And if it did, it sucks but it's not about the teachers, it's about the students. At least someone is being held responsible

    ...This isn't day 1... he said himself he's listened to their crap for SIX MONTHS, they were tried and convicted.

  • Mz. Ze’b’Krazi

    @missyJ I agree however, folks with power here in the south rarely use it in a fair and judicious manner when it comes to us. I do think they should pay for their crimes but when scandals involving sprite teachers/principals/superintendants in majority sprite neighborhoods occur they get the opportunity to resign positions and move out of state and the system doesn't waste tax payer money extraditing they arses back to burn them at the stake!

    I do agree that there haven't been any that i know of as big as this cirque-de-sol-negro event but alot of stuff they do gets covered up and not broadcast on the national level at of respect for the innocent parties involved and to preserve the value and quality of thier communities.

    I'm over the bs...we see you Durrty South and we are not pleased with the behavior of folks on either side of this fuccery!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U #missyJSays

    The fact is none of them flight risks, criminal records, etc. So why no bail?

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    They are convicted now, bond revoked and remanded to jail to await sentencing.. in seven whole days

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

    The teachers had good intentions but POOR delivery. I just hope they get probation NOT jail time :no: we shall see :shrug:

  • Mz. Ze’b’Krazi

    They never do their own that way. His fake outrage at the fake black gangsta teachers kocking off them test answersheets

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    You mean like the WHITE teachers in Philly that did the same chit, on trial right now. Or the WHITE teachers in Nevada… This doesn’t only happen to black people And if it did, it sucks but it’s not about the teachers, it’s about the students. At least someone is being held responsible

    …This isn’t day 1… he said himself he’s listened to their crap for SIX MONTHS, they were tried and convicted.
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    I'm not implying that it only happens to black people, I'm strictly speaking of the differences and how they handle certain people who committ similar crimes.

    I'm interested to see how those other cases pan out and see how those defendants are treated. I'll make it a point to look into them and take notes. :tea:

  • Ms. YaYa

    The way MY emotions set up right now...I'm not gonna be able to watch that video :no:

  • whitty hutton

    well, if black folks supposedly know there's a different set of rules for them when it comes to committing crimes like this, what in sam hell would make them do it anyway?? them niggas didn't give two shyts about those kids, only themselves and their bonuses, job security, etc. if ever there was a time to stand up and speak out about injustice, this was it. how smart could they be to think the defense of "i did what i was told" was the "best" defense?!?

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    Maybe it will count towards time served. Im just happy Man missed this thread cuz he woulda went slap offfffff! :rofl: :karate:

  • Mz. Ze’b’Krazi

    well, if black folks supposedly know there’s a different set of rules for them when it comes to committing crimes like this, what in sam hell would make them do it anyway?? them niggas didn’t give two shyts about those kids, only themselves and their bonuses, job security, etc. if ever there was a time to stand up and speak out about injustice, this was it. how smart could they be to think the defense of “i did what i was told” was the “best” defense?!?
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    :cosign: on them thinking that I did what I was told to do was a good defense.

    I wish it was a simple issue but its not and has many factors. The teachers gotta eat too and many more have done worse, for worse reasons. Some of them didn't give a damn about those kids, but some of those kids didn't give a damn about themselves and neither did their parents...It sounds harsh but theres truth to it. I feel like some of the ones that pleaded guilty (and I know 2 personally) knew it was wrong and had a bleeding heart for children who wouldn't make the cut.

    Everyone involved wasn't a monster and/greedy but as usual a few bad apples have tainted and ruined the bunch.

  • bmj1955

    :newbie: I respect the right of each individual to have his/her own opinion. What brings me sorrow is when we as a people don't seem to get the underlying theme in how so-called justice is doled out when it comes to people of color. I watched the frigging video--there was nothing on it that indicates that the judge was acting out in the interest of justice in having these educators remanded to jail even before sentences were doled out. Instead, it appears that this was more of an attempt to bring farther embarrassment and grief to those who were convicted. These were non-violent crimes that did not result in physical, financial or mental harm to anyone. You can't tell me that this could not have been handled more humanely and shame on all of you for wearing blinders so that you don't get it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

    OH, I got it bmj1955 :fistbump: