Grand Jury Indicts 35 in Georgia School Cheating Scandal

Chelsea J. Carter, CNN, March 29, 2013

In what has been described as one of the largest cheating scandals to hit the nation’s public education system, 35 Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators were indicted Friday on charges of racketeering and corruption.

The indictment is the bookend to a story that was once touted as a model for the nation’s school districts after the district’s test scores dramatically improved in some of its toughest urban schools.

Among those indicted by a Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury was Beverly Hall, the former schools superintendent who gained national recognition in 2009 for turning around Atlanta’s school system.

“She was a full participant in that conspiracy,” Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard told reporters during a news conference announcing the charges.

“Without her, this conspiracy could not have taken place, particularly in the degree in which it took place.”

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A state review determined that some cheating had occurred in more than half of the district’s elementary and middle schools. About 180 teachers were initially implicated in the scandal.

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Hall has denied any role in the cheating scandal. In 2011, she told The New York Times that her subordinates had allowed the cheating to occur, but denied she was involved.

Hall resigned from her position in 2011 following the state investigation, which lambasted her leadership and found widespread cheating in dozens of Atlanta schools.

The alleged cheating is believed to date back to early 2001, according to the indictment, when standardized testing scores began to turn around in the 50,000-student school district.

For at least a period of four years, between 2005 and 2009, test answers were altered, fabricated and falsely certified, the indictment said.

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By the time the 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, as the standardized test is known, was administered in Atlanta Public Schools, “cheating was taking place in a majority of APS’s 83 elementary and middle schools.”

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According to the indictment, Hall placed unreasonable goals on educators and “protected and rewarded those who achieved targets by cheating. It also alleges she fired principals who failed to achieve goals and “ignored suspicious” test score gains throughout the school system.

In 2009, Hall was named the National Superintendent of the Year by the Schools Superintendents Association, which at the time said her “leadership has turned Atlanta into a model of urban school reform.”

But the indictment paints another picture of Hall, one of a superintendent with “a single-minded purpose, and that is to cheat,” Howard told reporters.

“For example, teachers who reported other teachers who cheated were terminated, while teachers who were caught cheating were only suspended,” the indictment alleges.

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Among those also indicted were four of Hall’s executive administrators, six principals, two assistant principals, six testing coordinators, 14 teachers, a school improvement specialist and a school secretary.

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Hall and the 34 others named in the indictment have been ordered to surrender to authorities by Tuesday, said Howard, the district attorney.

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  • Puggg

    Well I’m surprised they charged her.

    But why did the headline say “Georgia” and not “Atlanta?” When “Atlanta” would be more accurate? I guess CNN is trying to indict the whole state and make you think this happened in some “cracker” school district.

    • Paleoconn

      Good observation. I can see them doing Michigan instead of Detroit.

      Kinda like the ‘Oceanside couple’ that was found guilty of pimping an illegal (who happened to be a relative of the criminals from Oaxaca).

      • anon

        Good point. When Detroit goes bankrupt the headlines will say, “Michigan city goes bankrupt.”

        I’ve also noticed that white prison gangs are always called “white supremacist gangs”, while non-white gangs are never called “black supremacist” etc. Prison gangs are all racially segregated and black gangs have long had black political / racial / identity connections, probably more than white gangs do.

        • newscomments70

          They call us at Amren, “white supremacists” as well. It is like the “n-word” for liberals to describe whites that disagree with them.

          • Room101

            People born in White skin are living in sin.
            Unless/until we “confess” and apologize to The Powers That Be, Whites are de-facto and de jure “racists”.

          • Morris LeChat

            People born in white skin are living in sin
            they do not have an ape like nature within
            they need to apologize for their wonderful achievements
            because they dared to rise above the level of upright chimps
            when the blacks see their natural poverty
            they cry inequality
            then they riot, rape and destroy as they cry
            GIBS IT TO ME!

          • Cato

            Suggestion: You have some talent, but you are letting it develop as if you are a ghetto thug speaking to other ghetto thugs. Try reading Keats for a month or two. Then speak as if you are speaking to others who read Keats.

          • Morris LeChat

            Keats would not connect with the mind of today, sip your single malt whiskey in your high back chair and stroke yourself on your refinement. it does not resonate with the masses. Thank you for your compliment though. Rough and Raw is the way I will deliver it.

          • MikeofAges

            I got a knock off for you:

            White folks work down in Mississippi
            White folks works while the black folks play
            What does they care if our house ain’t paid for
            What does they care if the deed ain’t free

            You and me, we scrimp and save
            Thirty years to get the mortgage paid
            Tote that barge, lift that bale
            You have couple drinks and you lands in jail

            Just don’t take this wrong though, dark folks. That doesn’t mean we white folks don’t get in trouble living beyond our means too. That 30-year mortgage has a little way of turning into 49 years and never paid off as we take out seconds and do cash-out re-fi’s to pay for our foibles. I wish we could tell you it went to pay for our childrens’ college educations, but it don’t. They get left holding the bag with $50K or more in student loan debt and a job as a barista. That’s because we don’t tell them to go to junior college for a year or two and then transfer. Or go to state college. We can’t do that because it’s easier to be debt slave all your life than it is to stand up to the system and the man, and demand that we treated like real college graduates even if didn’t go to Yale. And easier to just keep up with the Jones or the Fonzarellis or the O’Malleys or the Rosenblooms or whoever than it is to swim against our peer group. So we’re not so different after all, are we?

            This ditty started out as the “Alan Greenspan Rag”.

            There’s an old man name of Alan Greenspan
            That’s an old man I wouldn’t like to be

          • Morris LeChat

            I like it, but I think you swell on one spot too long. I would have gone from Greenspan to Barney Frank, and how they told the banks that if they did not give out loans to people who didn’t qualify the banks would be sued.

          • MikeofAges

            I blame the real estate bubble on bankers and loan agents. They still had some discretion and the responsibility to exercise due dilgence. Which they didn’t. They wanted to sell the largest loan they could so that they would get the largest commission. And I was there, in Merced County, CA at the time. And I held an R.E. license. So I do know. The biggest culprit there was dumb, high income white people from the Bay Area who thought they could buy a $400,000 house with $5,000 down and get someone else to pay for it for them. Idiocy. Anybody who could afford $1800 month rent could have bought their own house, and did. Maybe you don’t like the idea of “whitey” blaming “whitey”, but around here if you can’t be afraid to call a spade a spade.

          • Morris LeChat

            no, they could not stand up against the threat of lawsuits

          • MikeofAges

            I’m not 100 percent sure of that. Banks and mortgage underwriters may have been forced to give loans to minority buyers. But when you get down to level of the loan agent within a local community, I don’t think there was anyone there forcing them to sell an inappropriate product to the extent they did. The issue of bad loans was widespread far beyond the issue of the role of minority buyers.

          • Morris LeChat

            Well, anyway, I think adding something about :

            negroes , escrows

            finance and home loans
            mortgage rates
            tax rebates
            and cellular phones
            here today
            gawn tomorrow
            when one lets a negro borrow

          • Cato

            Yes. Blacks get all crazy at the N-word; Whites get all defensive at the R-word.

        • Morris LeChat

          Stockton just went bankrupt

          • MikeofAges

            Know a little about the politics of San Joaquin County. Back in my day there, when I was a reporter covering local government for a now defunct newspaper, the county board torpedoed all sorts of efforts by corporate businesses to locate major facilities in the Stockton area. Largely the grounds were spurious. Opposition to economic developed, as opposed to residential development, is another factor in the downfall of California. It comes from the inland plutocrat farmers as well as the coastal elites.

            Yeah, but they love research parks and boutique shopping centers. That’s just what millions of undereducated Hispanics, black and whites (lots of down and out whites there too) need stay alive. Eventually, the demand for people to mow lawns, make smoothies and operate the tanning booths just gets saturated, and people need real jobs.

    • Robert Binion

      CNN’s reportage of economics, environment and race comes from a knapsack on Bigfoot’s back. Isolated from other news channels on the remote, it is one I never select, even in error.

      • jambi19

        Does anyone else notice the KKK has about as much relevance in modern USA as bigfoot, but only slightly more sightings?”

        • triple KO

          KKK simply means three strikeouts in one inning in baseball. Liberals as dumb as they are always get confused in their ignorance and low IQ stupidity.

    • Room101

      The media and government want to hold the whole State of Georgia ‘accountable’ for these government crooks. Government schools would gladly charge every taxpayer the entire US GDP per day/ per pupil to stop “racism” and “bullying”.

      No amount of money can ever satiate the greed of the government schools and the crooked grifters in their unions who pretend to educate the taxpayers’ kids.

      Typical of most Government operations, as the kids become more illiterate, innumerate, and ignorant, the government will demand more money from taxpayers.

      Warfare is certainly the health of the State, but nothing succeeds like failure.

    • Shattered

      It’s policy in the media conglomerates to present in that way puggg and one cannot advance in those conglomerates unless they follow policy.

      On a lighter note, the ATL mall security guard that earned Internet fame for bouncing low life dopers, thugs, and unsocialized welfare mamas from the mall he patrolled due to their unacceptable, unsocialized, and often criminal behavior finally got arrested for fighting with one of the idiots that make Atlanta the undesirable place to live that it has become.

      I read he made bail and took a much better job in a new city. What is “white flight” called when blacks who want to live above the low life and often criminal riff raff leave for greener pastures?

  • Felix_M

    Nothing to see here. How else do people expect D’looshus and Shaqwana to compete in school with their pale counterparts? I’ll wager anyone a bucket of the Colonel’s extra-crispy that if Beverly weren’t from a protected group, this would be above-the-fold front page news in papers all across the US.

    • JohnEngelman

      The story was on the front page of the Saturday, March 30, 2013 New York Times.

      http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/30/us/former-school-chief-in-atlanta-indicted-in-cheating-scandal.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

      Nevertheless, the comments following the news story condemn high stakes testing. I did not find one that was willing to acknowledge that most blacks are unable to perform as well as most whites and Orientals.

      • MAJ

        No – you didn’t see one that gave the real reason that actually APPEARED in the comments. I should know – because mine never appeared. It was lost in that black hole (pun intended) of PC MSM propaganda.

        I suspect the real goal of those trying to spin this story is to use it to do away with testing altogether – the only real hope for blacks.

        • MikeofAges

          Nothing has hurt white people more than doing away with aptitude testing in employment. In spite of the “mewling and puking” of progressive social scientists, testing provided a gateway onto the career ladder for many whites, even some blacks, from blue collar and distressed backgrounds.

          Interesting , I would say, that the first time in American history blacks had any real power, they used it to deal some damage to their perceived ancestral enemies — Jews, Appalachians and Eastern Europeans. Look up Griggs v. Duke Power.

      • NeanderthalDNA

        This is why “education” is a no win deal here. The entire foundational premise upon which is constructed the entire house of cards is that the human brain is a blank slate which can be utterly programmed and determined by nothing beyond environment. They won’t admit this outright. Educational departments are experts at cherry picking poorly understood science to support their ideology, ignoring science which runs counter.

        And they are trapped. They cannot operate on any official level any other way. It’s a self perpetuating form of ideological/professional mandarinism and it’s not sustainable.

        Having been in that double bind tragic stupidity I pass up no opportunity to discourage people from going into “education” as it is defined. It devolved into ideologically mandated parasitism long ago. Tragic.

        • JohnEngelman

          Mary Morrison dealt with that in several articles written for American Renaissance.

          http://www.amren.com/author/marymorrison/

        • Morris LeChat

          But when the liberal whites who become teachers start having their pay docked or threatened when their minority students perform poorly, then they all of a sudden aren’t happy about things. It’s amusing the spot they got themselves into. They have to either admit that blacks aren’t intelligent enough to learn or perform well or they have to say that they are the ones who have failed or performed badly as teachers. It is just plain rich. I’m all for cutting their pay for students who don’t perform well, cut and cut and cut until they can’t take it anymore. Make them swallow their own medicine.

          • Room101

            But in the real world, the Government Schools will just appropriate hundreds of billions and trillions of dollars more, to “correct” the White kids until they’re all coerced into the proper government-approved non-mindset.
            Not just in the United States, but in all the “racist” countries, as Leftists/anti-White racists government people label the countries with majority or high percentages of Caucasian citizens.

            Government spending on “education” has grown exponentially on every level you look @, especially college tuition.
            To teach the world to cast White people out of the Human Race.
            By force. Our money to teach OUR kids this crap in their garbage bankrupt government schools full of child molesters.

            The whole system and all it’s institutions are teetering on the verge of some sort of imminent collapse.
            We the People don’t even have a credible military we can trust any longer to defend us against all enemies foreign and domestic.

      • Yeah. They do love to talk about the Evils of Standardized Testing. Just ask them why they never complain about the SAT, the ACT, the GRE, or the MCAT, the bar exam, the medical boards, the nursing exam, the plumbers exam or any other exam that is standardized. They LOVE standardized testing. Only when they know the students are too stupid to pass to they hate standardized testing. The English educational system is built on standardized testing. When peopl talk about taking their “A levels” (for example) they are talking about standardized testing.

        • MikeofAges

          They “never complain about the SAT, the ACT, the GRE, or the MCAT” because these are the exams that got them where they are. They only complain about them when other people, the ones they don’t like, want to use them for the same purpose. And I’m not a sunshine solider on this issue. I grew up in racially mixed tenements right there in Mr. Obama’s neighborhood, on a welfare level family income. My GREs were well above the median for graduates of the Ivy League, Chicago, Berkeley and Stanford. But that got only abuse out them when I applied for graduate programs.

          Not how a minority applicant or a even white woman with the same issues would have been treated. They have outreach and special admissions whether formalized or given with a wink and a nod.

          When the fake PC-popular front-progressive social science tells you that these tests primarily measure income level, it is lying with numbers. If you showed the results only of East Asians, South Asian and Whites, you would see something different. Yes, there would be a lot of skewing related to income. But not quite the same sad tale we are being peddled. These people want to get rid of testing because they personally would not have needed it to get into college and graduate and professional school. What they want to do is get rid of people who do not share their political views.

          Leave race out of it. I have no problem being in college classroom with any person who is adequately bright, not exemplary, just adequately bright.

          What they want to do is keep out people who have realistic views on national security issues, social policy, economic policy and education.

      • Cado

        There will never exist the selective pressure to encourage the evolution of intelligence within the black race. It is lamentable that eugenics is such a taboo subject.

        • JohnEngelman

          In our increasingly technological and ever more competitive economy one requires an increasing amount of native intelligence in order to earn a decent income. I expect the trend to accelerate. The future belongs to those with high IQs.

          As time goes on those on the right end of the bell curve are becoming less willing to subsidize the reproduction of those on the left end.

          • Morris LeChat

            You are wrong, we are subsidizing the breeding of vicious, dim witted animals. We are subsidizing it now more than at any time in the past. WE are now laying our borders open so huge numbers of more such creatures can rush into this country. Contrary to becoming LESS willing, those at the top are acquiescing out of fear. Get ready for millions of africans to join the mexicans hordes that are sure to follow the next amnesty. This is all happening because of a profound cowardice. A cowardice that prevent the white men from saying things that are true. Truths such as the fact that it was groups of communist jews that started the civil rights movement and organized it, created it’s strategy, funded it. Truths such as the fact that marriage is between a man and a woman because this is the union that creates the next generation. Truths such as the fact that blacks are less intelligent, indolent, and violent and that the whole black middle class exists only because of no work government jobs or AA positions in firms. You think being intelligent is everything, it is not. It is not when that intelligence is accompanied by a weak will, cowardice, and lack of aggression.

          • JohnEngelman

            You are thinking of the twentieth century. I am thinking of recorded history, and making reasonable extrapolations into the future.

          • Morris LeChat

            john, that future only exists in your head. Recorded history says nothing about the more intelligent being less willing to subsidize the less intelligent. It says the EXACT opposite. IT shows that , time after time, governments, which are where the mediocrities and hacks of a society proliferate, become more and more powerful over time, confiscate more and more wealth, until the whole system just collapses. A REAL extrapolation into the future would take into account demographics and how the amnesty will affect those demographics. We will end up like south africa, not Iceland.

          • Morris LeChat

            At this point, the twentieth century is part of recorded history

          • Michael_C_Scott

            You haven’t earned much trust, but I’ll agree on that point in your last post.

          • JohnEngelman

            During history and pre history more intelligent and less powerful races and individuals have prevailed over less intelligent and more powerful races and individuals. Neanderthals were less intelligent and more powerful than Cro Magnons. Cro Magnons displaced the Neanderthals.

            Whites displaced American Indians and owned Negroes as slaves.

            During human evolution there has been a continual process toward higher intelligence.

            If it seems as though Negroes are prevailing over whites that is because whites have allowed them to. This has only happened since the Second World War. This is a very short amount of time in the larger scheme of things.

          • MikeofAges

            This thesis does not stand up in the era of large populations and large movements of peoples. The history of the last 5,000 years is the history of the movements of peoples. During that time, many civilizations have been destroyed exactly due that factor. If 99.9 percent or more of the human race perished, the idea you are talking about would be operative. Even so, the phyletic starting point would not be same as it was 50,000 years ago, and the result would not be the same either. “There’s no stepping in the same river twice.” Take it not on my authority, but on the authority of old Heraclitus. He founder of pre-Socratic philosophy.

          • JohnEngelman

            Throughout history intelligent men tended to be more prosperous than unintelligent men, so they tended to have more children who survived and reproduced.

            As Aid to Families with Dependent Children and comparable programs elsewhere in the West are phased out, and as computer technology continues to increase the relationship between intelligence and income this will continue.

            The future belongs to individuals with genius level IQs and to white and Oriental countries that exclude inferior races. If white countries do not learn this quickly enough, Oriental countries have already learned it.

            The twentieth century tendency toward dysgenics was a passing phase. As more is learned about the human genome, and from the persistence of racial differences in average intelligence the human species will resume its evolution in the direction of superior intelligence.

            The fact that news of the Atlanta testing scandal was on the first page of the March 30, 2013 issue of The New York Times tells me that the constraints of political correctness are weakening. The truth about racial differences cannot be suppressed forever.

          • Morris LeChat

            john, you say things that are pure speculation. I should pull your routine on you and say “you have no scholarly work to substantiate that”. The truth is that those who were farmers had large families. Those in the cities had smaller families. There is another factor that you totally fail to take account of. Disease and plagues wiped out many city dwellers while sparing those in isolated remote villages . I would say disease more than breeding shaped the current populations. You seem to have this world view that is completely skewed to IQ. This is wrong. While it is important, aggression is also important. A weak, scholarly people, who may have been smarter than others but were less aggressive and did not know how to fight, did not do well demographically. This was the exact story of the Jews, whose numbers today are roughly the same as they were in Roman times. That is not really a sign of success. You seem to be hoping there will be a big pay off someday where IQ will magically trump demographics. It wont. The Jews who moved to Africa and whose descendants today call themselves the lemba show what happens when one is outnumbered demographically. The lemba are plain old black africans.

          • Morris LeChat

            One observation I will make about technology and race is that blacks can not shoplift from online stores. They also do not have good credit, or not for very long anyway. It would seem to me that an online “department” store would be able to serve white customers rather well. By online department store I mean a website that a person could navigate as if it was a 3d video game. The online store could accurately reflect the stock that would be in a warehouse in the city where the online store is supposed to be. This is similar to online shopping, just taken one step further in that the store would have warehouses near the customers and deliveries could be made by store owned trucks, not ups or Fed Ex. The stores would not have to worry about shoplifters, vandalism, pickpockets, parking etc. Blacks might just end up forcing the closure of all stores to foot traffic and forcing everyone to shop through computer. Perhaps a person could go to the lobby of the warehouse and have the online shopping experience on their hand held phone, and then just pick up the item in the lobby.

          • MikeofAges

            I go a step further. Once said to someone I was with, our society has developed to a point where someone needs an IQ level of 100 to function it. They thought I mean by that one needs an IQ level of 100 to be able to get a job which paid enough to live on and be a functional member of society.

            While that might also be true, that was not exactly what I mean. I was thinking that maybe daily life had become so technical and complex that someone with an IQ less than 100 simply couldn’t understand what was going on around them anymore.

            It wouldn’t matter if the person with the IQ above 100 had any kind of decent job or career, or what their educational level was. They could even be homeless, but they would still manage. Someone below that level, not so well. Or not at all.

          • Morris LeChat

            get a bunch of those small neodymium magnets. go to stores such as walmarts infested with negroes . Clandestinely put one of those on the ebt machine. See how well they function when their “gibs” are disrupted.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            These magnets are cheap when mail-ordered from American Science & Surplus.

          • Morris LeChat

            Is that a plug for your company?

          • Michael_C_Scott

            Nope. I just know where to get all sorts of good stuff, cheap. I’m a devout hobbyist and gadget-builder, and my wife tolerates it if I can do it for next-to-nothing. The crazy old dude who stops his car and grabs scrap wood and metal off the street is me. I’m almost out of scrap wood again, but have plenty of angle-iron.

          • Morris LeChat

            Ahhh!! WE are similar! You ever scour the salvation army for parts?

          • MikeofAges

            Walmart has more security than you can imagine. The purpose is to protect Walmart, not you. Harassed once by a “gypsy” family which drove up to me in the parking lot demanding that I go into the store with them to buy them some food. Where was security then? I can guarantee you, they were watching on a television screen somewhere. But not to protect me, the legitimate customer.

            Speaking of Walmart, I only buy certain items there, mostly over the counter medicine, because the prices are much higher everywhere else. Otherwise, I don’t shop there or go there.

            The incident I described above occurred because I parked by the side of the store in a less crowded area, and was walking alone back to my car away from the main crowd of people.

            Once, on the way out of Walmart, I zig-zaged through the back of the parking lot where there no cars whatsover. On the way out of the area, I ended up being followed by a patrol car. I can only imagine that the hare-brained “security” guy, not even a normal security guard type, contacted the police and said that he saw someone “weaving” through the parking lot.

            In another case, I drove up to a Walmart in my town on a rainy night and parked in an area a little distance from where other cars were parked. When I got out of the car, there was a condom on the ground right by the drivers door. I kicked it out of the way and went and made my purchases. When I got back, there was a car from the county environmental department parked right next to mine. I just got in my car and drove away.

            The purpose of Walmart security is defend the store against potential civil action against it by customers and to watch for criminal violations against the store. Not against you. The store.

            The best policy if you go to Walmart is to make sure you park with the main gaggle of cars. Walk in. Buy what you need. Walk out. Drive out of the parking lot through the crowded area.

            If you have to shop at Walmart and where you live allows you a choice between going to an urban or suburban walmart, always to go to the suburban one. Where I live, I have inner city, suburban and rural Walmarts which I pass by at various times. When I drive by the rural one, often I stop in there and stock up on the items I need. I avoid the inner city one like a plague, because it is a plague.

            By no means follow “Morris Le Chat’s” advice and mess with their ATMs. You might well end up charged with a crime, likely a felony crime considering it involved sabotaging banking equipment and electronic financial transactions.

      • Sloppo

        You seem to have failed to consider the role of the “moderators”. I made a few comments in a Huffington Post forum recently. When I made a point they could not refute, I got about fifteen angry posts with only profane insults and childish name-calling. Then my post was removed. Just for kicks, I made a few more entries and most of them disappeared. You can’t really argue with a group of PC zealots if a “moderator” is removing your words every time you prove them wrong and making it look like you had no answer to their expressed viewpoints.

    • sbuffalonative

      I saw this reported on the evening news. They said the teachers were pressured into cheating because of requirements of No Child Left Behind. See, it was Bushs’ fault. Once again, the devil made them do it.

      • Room101

        The media always leaves out the part where it was the late Sen.Ted Kennedy who got this through the US Senate and rushed it right to the desk of Pres. Bush, slobbering to sign it.
        It was all bi-partisan!

        I’m ashamed to admit I voted for Bush.
        I’m sorry.

        I’m an idiot.

        • Bill

          No, you’re not an idiot. Like many of us, you were still believing the lies of the neo-cons and believing the image portrayed of Bush was the fact of Bush. No longer though. The GOP has spent it’s last penny in the believability bank. Next election, if there is no third party candidate who truly represents whites and conservatism, I believe many will just stay home and continue building up that doomsday store of goods for what now seems an almost inevitable third American revolution.

          • Morris LeChat

            Yes, I once was a supporter of the GOP,. How I DISDAIN them now!

          • MikeofAges

            But Bush kept his promise regarding the Supreme Court. He promised no more Souters and there were no more Souters. Politics is the art of the possible. A lot of people do not understand that.

      • Morris LeChat

        Bush was a fool, he should not have signed that bill. He was not at all a conservative. He was a total disaster for conservatives.

        • Felix_M

          In 8 years Bush did more damage to conservatism than Teddy Kennedy could have ever done in 100.

          • Morris LeChat

            In 8 years Bush did more damage to conservatism than Kennedy did damage to his liver during his whole lifetime.

          • MikeofAges

            The liver part I’ll sign on to, but likely, Edward Kennedy did more damage to his liver than anyone has ever done to the body politic. I have to admit one thing though. When I visited my cousin in Virginia last year, now retired from the State Department, we went to Arlington. First we visited John Kennedy’s gravesite. Then he, his wife and my ladyfriend went on to Robert Kennedy’s grave. I went over to Edward Kennedy’s. In his strange way he was “our kind of guy”. He knew how to shake hands and he enjoyed the pageantry part of politics. He encompassed human weakness and never denied that weakness was a large part of life. He was kind of a New Age Sir John Falstaff I suppose. And Chappaquiddick did weigh on his mind throughout his life, though that was recounted only after his death. Hard to be forgiving when Chappaquiddick comes up. I don’t. Not my place to do so. I can only forgive what lies in my province, and that is his personal weaknesses.

            I don’t know if in retrospect I really dislike Robert Kennedy that much. But his upper middle class and elite educated supporters are destetable for the way they hang on to the idea that something wonderful would have happened if only he hadn’t been killed. That’s not the way the world works, never has and never will. They should know that. We may never know why he was killed or if anyone other than Sirhan was involved, or if Sirhan was a mind control case. Whatever the truth is, it wasn’t conservative Americans who killed Robert Kennedy.

          • Morris LeChat

            I have been in some Irish Catholic homes in Boston where they still have the framed newspaper clippings of the JFK and The RFK assassinations on the mantlepiece. These people are working class and middle class. I haven’t seen it in any upper class homes. These people would vote for Ted no matter what, It was sheer ethnic politics. He laid this country bear to invasion that made whites a minority, was on the side of busing their kids to schools where they were brutalized, many not surviving emotionally, and actively worked to defeat the Catholic Church. Yet, he was Irish, that is all their whiskey soaked brains know.

          • MikeofAges

            That’s all very true. What you have to do, however, is read what the upper middle class and upper class liberals say about Robert Kennedy, if and when you come across anything. And you will if you keep your eyes open. Some of them are convinced to this day that something astounding would have happened had he been nominated and elected president. Some of them weren’t even born in 1968, or at least were too young to understand what was going on, and still they emote on cue.

            Lived in a liberal bastion, Mr. Obama’s neighborhood, back then and supported him, though there was no 18 year old vote yet. In retrospect, I am of my own accord dubious about the idea of Robert Kennedy. Those who continue to idealize him as an unactualized transformative figure are just a bunch snobs intent on belittling everyone else for being so obtuse, though they do not think themselves such. I can understand the idea of the descendants of Irish immigrants still idolizing the Kennedy brothers as the iconic heroes of their kind.

            I can’t sympathize with the wealthy social elites of the Northeast doing the same, not in so foolish a way. Not when they so thoroughy confuse their sense of cultural loss and their political ideas. I can understand them still longing for the singular cultural tone of the Kennedy years. But does than mean that the rest of us have to believe in their naive politics?

    • Room101

      You’d be wrong.
      When it comes to Government maintaining a stranglehold over the taxpayers kids to teach them how “racist” their parents are, the government will protect everyone complicit in maintaining the endless flow of taxpayer/government cash.
      The media and government routinely tries to spike and quash any stories about all the pedophiles being busted all the time in the government schools.

      Government-employees are the nomenklatura.
      They bankrupt everybody, one city at a time.

  • ArmenianWN

    Anyone guess the ethnicity of all of these cheaters?

    • 48224

      North Asians? (rim shot here)

    • StillModerated

      Erm, high yellow?

      • Morris LeChat

        from high yellow to coal black

    • JohnEngelman

      I doubt they had names like David Cohen and Sarah Levy.

      • Eagle_Eyed

        No, David is too busy wrecking our financial system and Jimmy is too busy selling military secrets to his Oriental cousins back in Beijing.

        • ViktorNN

          And Sarah is busy teaching white family-wrecking feminist philosophy at the local White State University.

          • World_War_Me

            Good one

        • World_War_Me

          Haha

        • Morris LeChat

          Wow, you got some razor sharp talons there. I’m impressed!

    • Katherine McChesney

      B.L.A.C.K.

  • Paleoconn

    Too busy to hate, but not too busy too cheat.

    • The__Bobster

      Oh, they find plenty of time to hate now, too.

      • Paleoconn

        haha yeah I know, you’re right, I just wanted to mock the self-chosen nickname.

    • vladdy1

      Or maybe all the time spent cheating is what keepts them too busy to hate.

      • Paleoconn

        Actually as bobster corrected me, they spend lotsa time hatin’. Which keeps them too busy to study, hence cheating. That’s the excuse I shall offer them.

    • mike

      Reminds me of a Detroit cop I knew 50 plus years ago who said “blacks (sic) would stay up all night to steal a quarter”.

      • Paleoconn

        When you see them kill a baby for a few bucks, you know they are the epitome of stupid.

        • newscomments70

          and evil

          • Paleoconn

            Absolutely. People like that need to be hanged in the public square. People who kill the defenseless, the innocent, the saintly, need to be killed. When thugs kill cops, the cops take care of things. They should have the balls to do likewise when an angelic little baby is killed by savages.

      • Morris LeChat

        they always have been low wage earners

    • Morris LeChat

      dey got no time for bronchitis.

  • bigone4u

    As the old saying goes, a prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich. I can easily picture a race-based defense by the Super and the other higher ups. That racialist defense would include the tired cliche that the tests are biased against blacks and that white conservatives cannot abide a “strong, intelligent, powerful” black woman in a high position, and other nonsense that the Johnny Cochrane’s of the Atlanta bar will work out over the next few months.
    The interesting part of the situation revolves around how a jury, which if this is Atlanta will be all or mostly black, will react. Will the jury vote to convict a woman who will be portrayed as a modern Rosa Parks, fighting for black children, or will the jury act with intelligence? I’ll write my prediction, put it in a sealed envelope, and open it after the verdict:-)

  • MekongDelta69

    Somebody sent me this via email on Sat. and I did read it (even though I didn’t have to), in order to find the perps were all ‘melanin-enhanced.’

    So what else is new?

  • 48224

    “400 years of opression continues at the hands of whites” (is what Jesse and Al will say)
    I am no longer a teacher and do not stay up on the current laws but…..it is my understanding that BHO gutted the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law enacted by George Bush.
    It was discovered that NO MATTER how much money you flush down urban school districts, they will never catch up.
    Teacher unions hated Bush for trying to make them bring the urban kids up to the same speed as whites and asians. No good deed goes unpunished Mr. Bush.
    The intent was to educate minorities. The unintended consequences were that more blacks got into trouble with the law. Teachers, Principals and other administrators no less. The irony….the irony.

    • Felix_M

      “400 years of opression continues at the hands of whites” (is what Jesse and Al will say),

      “It be time to gives us our turns to oppress.”

    • NeanderthalDNA

      You know…looking at the No Child Left Behind mess I was struck by intense irony. The entire thing was about as liblefty, libby dippy, as you can get in philosophy and practice. I wonder if the neocons who puked this up may have thought something like this…

      OK, liblefty education types…you think THIS will fix all the problems? Really? Well, OK, here it is. Congratulations! Now show us what you got.”

      Kind of win-win for them. Made it look like they were “doing something to fix education” for 8 years and when it failed…so what? Guess that liblefty educababble doesn’t work after all, eh? And all it cost was a few buzillion dollars! What a deal!

      But they don’t really care. They live in enclaves and don’t send their kids to the schools they throw taxpayer money at. Left and right.

  • StillModerated

    So, what have we got here? Crimes were committed as early as 2001 — probably longer. “Between 2005 and 2009, test answers were altered, fabricated and falsely certified,” therefore we can assume that was when the whistle was blown. The story hit the news in 2011, but was quickly swept under the MSM rug for 2 years until the lump under the expensive carpet was as large as a Gop elephant and could no longer be ignored. Now we get indictments — to be tried by black officials in black courts. Small fines may be levied, slaps on wrists with wet noodles will be administered. A career or two (the snitches) will be shortened. We all know what’s going to happen. Where is vigilante justice when you need it? Oh well, I’ll be happy with a few incompetent minority jokes as compensation.

    It’s almost as if nothing ever happened.

  • The__Bobster

    In 2009, Hall was named the National Superintendent of the Year by the Schools Superintendents Association, which at the time said her “leadership has turned Atlanta into a model of urban school reform.”

    _____________
    This itself was the big tipoff. When has this ever happened in a minoriity school district, let alone an entire city, without widespread cheating?

    P.S.: Engelman-type answers aren’t allowed.

  • khesanh67-68

    These so called indictments are just more of lawyers running amuk. They know after all is said and done, nothing will happen to anyone.

  • SargeInCharge

    Not one black administrator or teacher had the morals to say “no” or to blow the whistle. Black people always side with black immorality or cover for black immorality, and then wonder why people correctly view them as being less moral.

    • jambi19

      I have worked in the public “skewl” system. Saying the obvious, working to get ahead, and having integrity puts a target on your back.

  • vladdy1

    Makes you wonder if stories and interviews were done while this was going on, inquiring exactly how she was effecting this miracle. Somehow, I doubt it. What in the world could she have come up with that would have sounded credible? I often hear people say let the blacks have their own schools and see how they do. Well, we know how they’d do, but boy, would they be pumping out articles and awards about how great they are!

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Beverly Hall took full credit for “turning around Atlanta schools” and received $580k in performance pay. She also got a big shiny medal.

      Think the taxpayers will get either the $$ or medal back??

      Bon

      • Michael_C_Scott

        In cases of criminal behavior, the proceeds of this malfeasance are normally recovered by the courts. Even if she keeps the medal, it’ll be worth about as much as those Lance Armstrong received.

        It was just a piece of pot metal, but look at her grin in the picture: “I gots me dis big shiny ting fo’ bein’ a lyin’, cheatin’ buffoon! Yay fo’ me!”

        • Bon, From the Land of Babble

          That money is long gone and the school board will never see it again.

          Beverly Hall had an indemnity clause in her contract:

          ATLANTA — Getting the money back could cost more than it’s worth. There’s been talk among Atlanta Public School Board members about trying to get the bonus money back, in light of the cheating scandal.

          However, after receiving a copy of her latest contract, we discovered that may not be possible because of an indemnity clause which covers both damages and legal fees.

          Employment contract attorney Matt Billips told 11Alive’s Center for Investigative Action that Hall’s legal costs to defend herself, against a civil action by the Board, could be in excess of $1 million, which the board would have to pay.

          “If they recover the $580,000, she pays it to them and they have to pay it back to her because they’re indemnifying her. They’re not just indemnifying her for the cost of the defense, they’re indemnifying her for any damages,” Billips said.

          http://www.11alive.com/News/Education/197539/11/Recovering-Halls-580K-bonuses-may-be-too-costly

          Reminds me of when my district, the LAUSD, paid out $200,000 plus lifetime benefits in 2012 to a gay lover of a former superintendant for supposed sexual harassment that took place hundreds of miles off school district property. Last I heard, the “offendee” wanted his $150,000 do-nothing job back that the superintendant has procured for him in the first place.

          Schools and school districts are looked at as having deep deep pockets, making them ripe for lawsuits.

          http://www.scpr.org/blogs/education/2012/05/23/6276/lausd-settles-employee-sexual-harassment-against-f/

          Bon

          • Michael_C_Scott

            I’m not talking about civil action; criminal proceedings are a different ball game, and a criminal court is entitled to ignore whatever civil contract was signed.

  • Mybetu Rengazi

    No worries. Affirmative Action will replace any educational deficiencies. All is well on the African plane as the sun slowly sets on another lazy day. The lion sleeps tonight…

    • Katherine McChesney

      Any murder of White farmers today?

  • Lewis33

    I expect most of them to walk, with little or no consequences if they are judged in town by their “peers.” Send them to a rural part of the state and see the difference.

  • IstvanIN

    Here in NJ we hear all the time about “failing schools”. The state periodically takes over school districts. The courts (taxation without representation) order money taken from white suburbanites and given to ghetto thugs, what we call “Abbott districts”. The Democrats blame a lack of funding and segregation for black and Hispanic lack of success. The Republicans blame bad teachers, tenure and teacher’s unions for failure of our urban districts. The fact is there are no bad schools, just bad pupils and bad parents. Some of the failure is due to genetics, some of the failure is due to a lack of a stable family environment, but by lying about the problem, throwing money at the problem, and not facing reality we will never solve the problem. These people wanted to protect their jobs, they know that their “keeds” can not meet western standards of educational achievement, so they cheat. If they were honest they would have been fired. Even for a black they are between a rock and a hard place.

    • concernedcollegekid

      If you have a high IQ, a computer with internet access is just about the “best school” ever.

  • Howard W. Campbell

    You could just imagine the “chorus of execration” that we would hear if all standardized testing were done by computer with no input from the district. Bus all of the kids down to a central location where they will be monitored by non district personnel. The principals and superintendents will not be involved in the process. Once we do this, it will pretty much prove that you can’t fix stupid. There will be some white kids who perform poorly and some black kids who do well, but in general the test scores will look like the respective bell curves.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Stay tuned. The “state” (meaning Washington DC) is in the process of rolling out a “new” nationalized curriculum (called “Common Core”).

      ALL testing will be done online with a heavy emphasis on written answers over multiple choice — in ALL subjects.

      I don’t have all the details yet, but I can tell you this much: It WILL be a nightmare.

      Bon

    • Morris LeChat

      where would we hear that chorus of “execration”? On the “skreet”? Would we here it on the skreet as the blacks rioted to show their “sqrenkfff”

      • Howard W. Campbell

        I borrowed the “chorus of execration” line from Enoch Powell’s “Rivers of Blood” speech.

        “I can already hear the chorus of execration. How dare I say such a horrible thing? How dare I stir up trouble and inflame feelings by repeating such a conversation? The answer is that I do not have the right not to do so.”

        http://www.martinfrost.ws/htmlfiles/rivers_blood2.html

        • Morris LeChat

          oh, it sounded like ebonics to me

  • libertarian1234

    No matter how many teachers or tutors they have blacks are always going to score less and be unable to learn at the standard level as everybody else, especially whites and Asians.

    The black achievement gap has always existed, and it hasn’t mattered if it were between poor blacks and wealthy whites or poor whites and wealthy blacks.

    A study academia conducted to prove that wealthy blacks outperform poor whites left them in stunned silence when the results revealed that poor whites outperformed wealthy blacks in every respect.

    They were totally perplexed as to the reason for it, because they had concluded among their own little inner circle that the only difference in the races were the color of the skin. And as they do with every other issue that is based on what they want to believe, rather than what the truth is, they concoct various bizarre ideas in support of their fantasies. And these are discussed and agreed upon among themselves and in that manner become irrefutable facts.

    That’s the process they used when they were horrified at what The Bell Curve reported. It’s now regarded among them as “proven false” and, therefore, has no value.

    So, did the study showing whites outperforming blacks no matter what the economic status of each group make them aware that their flawed premise was dead wrong?

    Of course not. They set about trying to come up with excuses that would allow them to carry on with their skewed thinking in order to continue with their lying propaganda.

    And the study that was reported on this site a few years ago is very difficult to locate now on any search engine. They probably went to great lengths to hide it.

    • Nathanwartooth

      When I asked a friend of mine why Blacks who come from families that earn over 170,000 do worse on the SAT than Whites whose families earn less than 20,000 he said:

      “It’s because the poor Whites are all actually drug dealers and they hide their income”.

      To which I busted out laughing. I loved the reasoning though. It’s something a crazy egalitarian would come up with.

      I’ve been slowly warning my smart friends up to these ideas. But without the proper foundation I fear I’ll come off crazy. So I just drop hints like that to get them thinking for now.

      • a multiracial individual

        I just had a particularly interesting (“passionate”) conversation with an acquaintance who majored in gender studies….wow!……All I have to say is, whatever crude caricature anyone here could conjure up about how brainwashed liberals are today, I can assure you the reality is MUCH, MUCH worse. Here is a list of some of the responses I got.
        Me: Haiti has been independent for 200 years, why are they still poor since there are no evil white people there?
        Her: The IMF, and other White, Western, capitalist institutions purposefully make unscrupulous financial transactions with Haiti that keeps them in an eternal state of poverty.

        Me: Asians and Jews have done quite well following the civil rights movement. Why have Blacks and Hispanics lagged behind in their rise?
        Her: White males, especially music executives, purposefully create and distrubute a thug image upon young Black and Hispanic men so that they can profit from a Hip Hop culture that breeds violence. This is especially convenient because it allows the rich white guys to profit from young Blacks and Hispanics, while simultaneously instilling in them a culture that will prevent them from becoming properly educated, and thus competing with them on a level playing field.
        and on….and on……

        • Morris LeChat

          I was recently at an event for women executives. No, I am not a woman, this was connected to my work. They had speakers going on and on about how great diversity was and how committed they were to it. There were maybe 100 women there, there were only two asians and one black. These silly white liberal females were having a diversity meeting and they weren’t diverse. In fact, if they were told that 1/3 of them were to be fired and minorities would be hired, I think they would get quite angry. Women are not worth discussing things with. They are totally silly creatures. In less than 100 years of having women vote, the country has been destroyed. Nuff said.

          • a multiracial individual

            [Women are not worth discussing things with. They are totally silly creatures. In less than 100 years of having women vote, the country has been destroyed. Nuff said]

            You don’t have enough allies to engage in sordid indulgences like alienating 50% of the human race.

          • Drew

            I would go on to include all the colored people. They are just not rational enough to engage in serious discussions.

          • Morris LeChat

            DUDE! Right back at him! Thumbs up

          • a multiracial individual

            Clever….

          • Morris LeChat

            ahh, you can take it good naturedly, perhaps you are not that bad

          • Morris LeChat

            The west will continue to crumble as it keeps on it’s present course. The end result will be a muslim takeover where women will be covered up, shut up, and beat up. Never in the history of this country did we have our government tell us that we had to pass a law and then find out what was in it , not till we had a female speaker of the house.

          • saxonsun

            That should please you.

          • Morris LeChat

            I don’t hit women, but I’d sure as hell rather not listen to them

          • Michael_C_Scott

            Listening to women costs me absolutely nothing. My only requirement is that they listen to me in return.

          • MikeofAges

            Actually, it should please you. Not big on Freudianism, but seem the crave the eclipse of your father. What’s it about? Do you want him replaced by someone stronger? I think most of the time rage grows out of being placed at risk by someone weak or hypocritical. Or else because of just plain abuse. One or the other.

          • Nathanwartooth

            Lots of men just think that Women can’t understand racial realities because they try to use logic and reasoning on them and it doesn’t work.

            Women are mostly emotional creatures. So instead of showing them raw statistics just show them pictures and videos of Whites being beat up by Blacks.

            David Duke is actually a great example of this. He tries to use music and pictures to try to get people emotional over whatever he is talking about it. I laugh at it and think it’s a silly ploy but I think it’s the kind of thing that can work when talking to women.

            Even HBD chick admits that she is not into statistics at all, she hates looking at them. But she loves studying the relationships of racial groups. It’s just a different kind of thinking.

          • NorthernWind

            Women can think rationally but they are more social than men and so they feel pressure to conform with the perceived norm instead of going against it. Women like to harmonize their social groups because sticking out is not advantageous and can even be a problem. Men want to stand out because we distinguish ourselves by our achievements. Feminized men act like women in this regard which is why, from a male viewpoint, they are perceived as cowards while we don’t typically call women who conform cowards.

          • saxonsun

            You men know nothing at all about women–not a thing. And your sick ideas prove that.

          • Morris LeChat

            I know they can be a pain in the arse

          • Michael_C_Scott

            I can predict my mother, my wife or my daughter in any situation. They’re never suprising to me anymore.

            I can’t predict my neighbor. He’s Thai, 61, and naturally looks like an old Amerind with a mustache and long grey hair. He went to Thailand to visit his mother and came back with his face shaved and his hair dyed black. I thought he looked better as an old Injun.

          • MikeofAges

            In that event, what should we know? Other than not to ask, of course.

            Okay, I have a simple answer. Men are from Lenin and women are from Mao. Its night and day. It’s the difference between walking on crackling ice at dawn with a shovel on your shoulder and weepy confessions in a room full of brainwashed penitents.

          • Morris LeChat

            Is that why gay men are always so multicultural, always open to to other cultures? They are so weak that they try to harmonize with anyone and everyone. They are usually so very self satisfied about their endless font of trivial knowledge about other cultures.

          • George

            This gay man considers it (a) part of a normal, classical education to see how others live, and compare their culture to one’s own, and more importantly (b) to know one’s enemy.

            I may enjoy food from the Subcontinent, I may even offer a ‘Namaste’ to those of Indian heritage. I may bow slightly at the waist when shaking hands with an Asiatic, and try to remember to take his business card with both hands. Heck, Ziggy Marley’s entourage once offered me backstage passes to a concert in Toronto, which I respectfully declined (I was working at the Canada/U.S. border at the time, and they had a few…immigration problems.

            It doesn’t, for one minute, mean that I forget my race, or the realism that surrounds us.

          • Morris LeChat

            in other words, you can’t even see your weakness

          • Morris LeChat

            Ihfff vuhn rheeds yuhr pohst vis zeh ahhksss’ssent und inflehhhkt’shuhhns und mahnahreeezims ufff “Bruno”, zen it zounds like it vus ehktchuilly in zeh zkript of zahht moooo’fee.

        • Nathanwartooth

          Wow….

          That is pretty creative to be honest. I’m impressed at the excuses they come up with. They are located so deep in fantasy land that it makes it fascinating for me.

          • ncpride

            Aw, c’mon guys. We’re not ALL like that. There are many great females on this board who comment regularly and are totally aware and know the score well, who don’t suffer fools gladly.

          • Morris LeChat

            well, maybe seeing as they were feminists and therefore liberals , when they speak of “diversity” it is the same as when they speak about helping the poor, it is always someone else they expect to make the sacrifice. They are always too happy to give you money they took from someone else, so I guess they are only too happy to get someone else fired and replaced by a minority.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            I’m glad you are here. Spread the word to your sisters.

        • NeanderthalDNA

          You know, one great White tradition is the “behold, a man” thing (“man”, in my mind, the neuter form of word). Respect for the individual based on his/her individual merits.

          Take the Allemani for instance. Germanic folk who held the Bavarian mountains for centuries and detested Rome. Although Teutonic in race and culture, their name for themselves basically means “the All Men”, since they would accept any they found worthy as their own, offering refuge and swords to escaped Roman slaves regardless of origin.

          I would posit (and I think research bears me out) that many more capable SubSaharan Africans have descendants who today are white. Those of mixed heritage who could pass often moved a few hundred miles in whatever direction, made up something about an Indian or Middle Easterner or whatever if questioned, worked and lived and blended in.

          I sometimes divide our country into 2 or 3 “social/economic races”. “White and black” for two, white, black or brown if I divide it in three. “White” basically connotes higher producers, including therefore most Asians and certainly most Jews. “Black” refers to the more parasitic, not just the genetics. For instance, how many times have I seen some white schlepping around in hip hop clown suits or knocked up and braided, acting more black than black. Seems to me the stupider the white, the more likely to get lost in the genetics of Black, and the smarter the black, the more likely his/her descendants will pass one day.

          Looking at the pic of the guy you say you look like and the nature of your intellect I consider you to be socially/economically white. That’s why I adopted you and consider you an Allman. Now gimme money, LOL!

          Regardless, MRI, glad you show up here so regularly and although I may not always agree, often enough I do and regardless your opinions are well thought out and cogently presented.

          Like it or not, part of the substrata of whites in the US has included racial “fence jumpers” from time to time. I’ve heard many figures but have a hard time crediting them – the liblefty trying to promote miscegenation by telling whites we are actually black, the white downplaying such for obvious historical reasons.

          • Morris LeChat

            Fence jumping is ok as long as they are committed to the side they jumped to . If they are not, then they are insidious traitors.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            Sure. There have been sSA’s jumping the fence for a long time and until recent insanity never looking back. I suspect in the big pic it’s not so terrible, that those who go white do so because…they are, lol.

            Here and there, this and that, from time to time…no problem. Some blacks really are atypical and feel uncomfortable around their own folk and I can’t blame them, just as some whites go black.

            MRI impresses me as the kind of “non-white” I would feel comfortable being around. Usually the “touchy feely” thing doesn’t cut it with me, like numbers and all, but…

            In this case I think the gut feeling, the intuition, is valid and signals that at a semi-conscious level something about the guy makes me feel like he’s one of mine, and considering the research on group identification, I cannot intellectually abnegate my gut instinct. On the other hand, I cannot identify with someone like that Alabama politician for example, no matter how light skinned he might be.

            My three criteria for judging whiteness are as follows and in order of importance:

            1. Looks White: Genetics are important and should never be ignored. Certainly, however, exceptions exist and in the true spirit of the All Men, should be considered.

            2. Act White: I look at how the individual comports him/herself. Surface behavior, mannerisms, etc. Also important. Sure, clever individuals may affect mannerisms cleverly depending on their situation, so this is not the last word. Again we can obverse this – the “wigger”.

            3. Live White: One can affect mannerisms and yet live otherwise. I am sometimes shocked when I get to know a black who seems pretty promising a la #2, above, but then come to find they have several bastards out there or are busting out bastards and collecting thousands of dollars of assistance or living a low key thug life. Furthermore some “wiggers” are simply adept social chameleons who are doing what they have to do to get by. Look beyond the ghettofied outer crust and behold, a White!

          • Morris LeChat

            I always liked the actor “Mantan Moreland”, from his acting I get the idea that he was a good natured, civilized person. I can’t stand “Steppin Fetchit”, another actor that created a character that was a stereotype. You can tell Steppin Fetchit is like the character he plays, in real life he was one of the first black millionaires in hollywood , and a few years later was flat broke. Moreland was much more sensible. His character is thought to be somewhat of a stereotype, but I see it as really more of a Bud Abbot but with black mannerisms and inflection. The civil rights movement destroyed Morelands Career, they denounced him. They also did the same to Steppin Fetchit, but they have now decided to rehabilitate Steppin Fetchit. He is OK with them now. They know he wasn’t playing anything that wasn’t actually true about black people.

          • a multiracial individual

            Thank you.

            I am slightly more ethnic looking than Andre Ethier, no one would think I am white at a glance. However, he is the celebrity which I most resemble. I appreciate the hospitality on your part. Most people around here have been welcoming enough of the “diversity” I bring.
            A MRI

          • NeanderthalDNA

            My three criteria for judging whiteness are as follows and in order of importance:

            1. Looks White: Genetics are important and should never be ignored. Certainly, however, exceptions exist and in the true spirit of the All Men, should be considered.

            2. Act White: I look at how the individual comports him/herself. Surface behavior, mannerisms, etc. Also important. Sure, clever individuals may affect mannerisms cleverly depending on their situation, so this is not the last word. Again we can obverse this – the “wigger”.

            3. Live White: One can affect mannerisms and yet live otherwise. I am sometimes shocked when I get to know a black who seems pretty promising a la #2, above, but then come to find they have several bastards out there or are busting out bastards and collecting thousands of dollars of assistance or living a low key thug life. Furthermore some “wiggers” are simply adept social chameleons who are doing what they have to do to get by. Look beyond the ghettofied outer crust and behold, a White!

            —————————————–

            My impression is that you are pretty spot on in terms of #2 and 3. I’m sure you shuck and jive as needed – as a Southern White who has dealt with many blacks so can I. It’s actually kinda fun up to a point. A little humor plus 1.5 times the volume needed to effectively communicate and I’ve gotten along fine with Blacks. No need to wigger out even. I think many blacks (especially with some sense) think no higher of that phenomenon than do I.

            Regardless you qualify in at least 2.5 of my three criteria, which means “behold, a man!” in my book.

            “My God! He’s as white as we are!” Heck, considering some of the boneheaded decisions I’ve made in life, according to my criteria you’re probably more white than me, lol…

          • Morris LeChat

            my ancestors were Thuringians ,Franks, Saxons, Danes, Norse and Kelts. The “all men” ethos is not a big deal to me. For me, they have to look white, and meet your other two criteria. The white nation I want to live in would have a law specifying that perhaps a 2% minority is allowed in certain cities. That 2% being relevant to the city, so the whole 2% could not live in one city, comprising a huge portion of that one cities population.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            The term meant “The Other Men” in Latin. Germany is still referred to in French as “Allemagne”, or “The Other Men”. Sorry about that, but you’re wrong.

          • Morris LeChat

            Thanks for correcting that, He had me going with that one. Alle does mean all in German, and man is man, the plural would be Maenner, or Männer.

        • MikeofAges

          Your case is a little scattered, but still to the point. What I do think is that the forces behind the scenes that have created the violent Hip-hop and black separatist culture of the post 1970s era are bigger than the greed of a bunch of record producers. I would point the finger at the Communists, the KGB. The Soviet Union has been gone for more than 20 years, the influence of the KGB’s manipulation of Western politics and culture have lived on. The end result may yet be no West.

      • brengunn

        “It’s because the poor Whites are all actually drug dealers and they hide their income”

        Jesus, that is delusional. It is also a self defeating argument because it essentially denies the existence of whites who are poor due to low IQs. Therefore it denies the existence of low IQ whites.

  • Bobby

    What to do? Can anything be done? Again, European-Americans, because of their general cowardice and willfull shortsightedness, have brought this kind of stuff, now endemic in the U.S. all on themselves. We are to blame.

    • Xanthippe2

      Who is “we”? Don’t count me in, please!

      • Bobby

        You know the old saying, “if youre not part of the solution your’e part of the problem.”

  • These are your typical Obama supporters. The truly right wing would have a field day with this story, but, not even those hated conservatives like Bachman nor Paul would even take advantage of these stories.

  • eunometic

    Teachers will need to use genetic engineering to bring Hispanic and Black IQ up to White levels. As this is impossible at this time they must resort to “cheating”. One can sympathise with them as without acknowledgement for the IQ “disadvantage” they have no alternative except censure for failing to achieve the impossible. Doing something to “nobble” White education to equalise “achievemen is a frightening possibillity, its something certainly already happening as resources, attention and time is diverted into minorities.

    • Morris LeChat

      It is not only IQ, it is also motivation and work.

  • ViktorNN

    Well… Hall and her black cronies were apparently smart enough to orchestrate a massive, system-wide cheating effort, but not smart enough to realize how obvious it would be to everyone else that there was massive, system-wide cheating going on.

    In other words, not very smart.

  • MAJ

    To expand on an old joke, “Those who can’t do – teach. And those who can’t teach become black teachers.” You have to remember that “education” is the only “professional” field that blacks can worm their way into. Nearly ALL black PhDs are in “education.”

    A ham sandwich can not only be indicted but also get a PhD in education.

    Sadly, blacks who are affirmative-actioned into college and somehow manage to gradumacate often wind up in education. While there are many great teachers the standard is extremely broad. In medicine, for example, the intelligence and skill level of those who receive MD/DO degrees is rather small – even the weakest still have a level of intelligence and work ethic closer to the top performers.

    But there a huge spread between top teachers and walking eggplants. It is the fault of the education system for granting credentials to just about anyone but when blacks co-opt a field that’s what happens.

    Besides, it is the perfect field for low IQ characters. Education courses at all levels are slightly above finger-painting in requirements to pass – they require no great brainpower aside from mimicry and the ability to get a grade on subjective, soft subjects.This hurts the truly great teachers because they are then lumped together with Miss Shaniqua at some middle school.

    Also, most US education is an arm of the government and blacks live off the government. In areas with a large concentration of blacks a school system is no different than the post office or the local train system – a make-work job for idiot blacks.

    If you live in a white suburb or rural area – you’re probably okay. But in Atlanta and its cousin-cities this is what you get and will always get. When the justice system actually comes down on frauds and hucksters like what happened here the news is not that cheating occurred but that it might actually cost blacks gubmnt jobs. And we can’t have that.

    I strongly advocate moving to the whitest area possible or homeschooling if you have children and can’t afford a private (read: white educator-based) school.

    • IstvanIN

      I take exception to the rude post office comments. The post office actually does a rather good job, I certainly can not remember the last time I had any problems receiving or sending mail or packages, and I use the Po quite a bit. They are inefficient, but that is more a case of the politicians than the postal authorities. Most of the Post Master General’s recommendations to save money, such as closing unprofitable post offices or eliminating Saturday deliveries (although this one is finally happening) were turned down by congress. Think about it, you can send a letter from Maine to Guam for 46¢, not a bad deal. And as long as we have blacks in our midst they might as well be working for the PO. What I resent is all the foreigners who have Po and other government jobs.

      • MAJ

        Point taken. I agree that the USPS generally does a decent enough job but in my experience it depends on location. I should have qualified the statement by defining a certain segment of post office employees who can make the rest of the system not only look bad but increase inefficiency. Perhaps in my hasty effort to provide an example I painted the USPS with too broad a brush by trying to point out a position where the incompetent, and even criminal, can remain employed because of a failed system.

      • Morris LeChat

        Try sending cash through the mail to a friend during the holidays. Make sure you send it from a CITY location though, even if that means driving. IF black people get their hands on it, it won’t make it any further. I live in a rural area, my mail gets delivered, cash presents at Christmas. Why, because the people who work in my post offices are white. Listen Friend, the days of “miracle on 34th Street”, when city post offices were staffed by honorable, honest, descent white people are LONG gone. Now it is all negroes and if they get their paws on an envelope the size of one of those money gift cards, it goes no further.

  • LastBastionOfHope

    Typical. To succeed academically the negroid needs to either cheat or use a step up via affirmative action. This is why blacks hate us…they need to have huge cheating rings just to try and get our scores in school. Blacks get pushed through the system then go rape, murder, and rob.

  • APaige

    What and ‘people’ actually thought that a majority black urban school could achieve such a turnaround? They should make a new documentary- Waiting for Super Cheata! The U.S throws more money at closing the gap than fighting cancer.

  • dj2

    This cheating has probably been going on for a long time. And it’s not limited to blacks; I happen to know from experience that there is a high incidence of cheating amongst Asians. The Asians probably don’t need to, but they fashion themselves to be clever by beating the system to get ahead.

    Much of this comes, however, from our overreliance on grades and standardized testing. This, in turns, stems from the American insistence that everything can be measured and improved upon. Americans are actually very uncomfortable with meritocracy, because meritocracy implies that some people have merit and others don’t. Nobody, not even so called conservatives, are comfortable with this.

    In the real world, though, merit is proven time and time again. And not just in academics, but in all fields of human endeavor. Athletic and physical endeavors are the most impervious to pretenders. Art is relatively impervious, but critics can often dictate the terms unfairly. Good art almost always stands the test of time. Politics and business can accommodate many mediocre fakers and this explains alot of the trouble we’re in.

    Those with ability perform and those without do not. This is an iron law and cannot be changed.

    • MikeofAges

      Years ago, I had a girlfriend who was a pre-nursing and then nursing student in the California community college system. Asian students, she said, cheated openly. Rarely was anything done about it, and then, only minimal things like making students change seats.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        Your turn, John!

  • See this, thank Yankee in N. Fulton at SBPDL for the link:

    http://cascade.patch.com/articles/aps-cheating-scandal-indictments-handed-down#comment_6881579
    treci
    1:03 am on Sunday, March 31, 2013
    Its sad the school administrators were indicted on such ridiculous charges as helping our youth pass the CRCT standardized tests. I want to applaud the educators and administrators that assisted the students in passing the exams. Several of my nieces and sister could not pass one or two sections of the test being either biology, math and social science. When they saw several of their friends graduating without the diploma they were frantic. The thousands of African American students were left in twelfth grade for not passing the CRCT but graduated without the high school diploma. I called to speak with someone Caucasian in the administrative office this woman explained to me that “We had a young lady to not pass the CRCT until five years later at age twenty-five.” My response, “Well my niece most definitely will not be waiting to age twenty-five to receive a high school diploma.” It does not make African American educators or administrators look bad but it shows that something is definitely wrong with the United States Department of Educational System as they need to create exams that are parallel to the tests handed to Caucasian schools. Why are blacks constantly fighting against each other? It saddens me that Caucasian teachers will actually have access to the tests but never get caught as white children are no more intelligent than the black students. Instead of blacks, looking down on these intelligent educators & administrators stand together & fight for them!

    Look at the list of jobs held by some of those indicted:

    Instructional Coach, testing coordinator, SRT-4 Executive Director, Success For All coordinator.
    I tried to see what a SRT-4 Executive director was but the webpage for it is blank.
    The other jobs all sound more like “MAKE-WORK” than anything.

    And treci doen’t give a flying fig about “students” learning anything in just that they be gibbin dem da highs skoos diploma for passing a test the only way they can. As she says, “as white children are no more intelligent than the black students.”

  • On a side note, I am sitting here watching Back to School on THIS-TV channel.

  • Morris LeChat

    Like I have said elsewhere, blacks lie, they lie about themselves, they lie about their achievements, their friends, their money. Anyone who believes what a black person said deserves what they get

    • will white

      But blacks are the creators of civilization and once ruled the world! I saw it on youtube

      • jambi19

        Sometimes I have to just slow things down and reiterate, “Even modern 21st century African cultures don’t have written language…how did they build the pyramids again?”

      • Morris LeChat

        The people who built the pyramids were European. They have done DNA analysis on the mumies. They are genetically very similar to modern Europeans, not very similar to modern Egyptians. The way they built the pyramids is very simple anyway. How do you make a 2 ton block weightless? With another two tons on the end of a rope. What did they use for the other two tons? Water. Where did they get the water? Did they pump it up from the nile? No they diverted it from the area around Aswan, ran it through water tight lines so that the pressure remained, and so that it would rise to the same height at Giza that it originated at Aswan. What is that height? Just below the level of the ceiling of the Queens chamber. Up to that point in the construction, the water came through the subterranean chamber, then up the “descending corridor” then up the” ascending corridor”. Once the ceiling of the Queens chamber was completed, they could use that chamber to pump the water up higher. How did they do that? They changed the path of the water. They ran it outside the pyramid then had it enter at the point where the descending corridor reaches the outside. They had air introduced into the water so that it was pulled down to the subterranean chamber. The subterranean chamber acted as an air compressor. The air was constantly fed into it and the column of water that compressed it was 150 feet in vertical height. That created a pressure of about 64 psi. That compressed air was then fed into the queens chamber by a line that was only an inch or so in diameter. That 64 psi fed to the top of the queens chamber would push the water down, then out the “vents’. It could lift the water 150 feet from that point. That is the exact vicinity where those “vents’ or shafts end. They end within the pyramid,they come to a dead end, they never reach the outside. The reason is that beyond that height they were useless and the kings chamber was completed at that point. The kings chamber was used just like the queens chamber, it’s shafts rise to a vertical height that is just under 150 feet. The shafts from the kings chamber emerge on the surface of the great pyramid half way up the distance between the entrance and the apex. To lift stones up the side of the pyramid beyond the point where those shafts emerge, they just doubled up the number of “pulls’. They would fill a large wooden cistern with water that was slightly greater than the weight of the block to be lifted. They’d lower that cistern down the side but it was attached by ropes that went up, over a roll and then down to the block.As the cistern went down, the block rose. When they got to the height of the shafts, they just used another cistern and pulled it up further. It was all rather simple. Blacks though, never built anything in africa except single story mud huts, Building the pyramids was a simple task , but only simple to a white mind.

        • NeanderthalDNA

          Dirt. The other great secret of ancient mega-construction.

          Watched a special on Stonehenge some years back. Funny watching the scientists and engineers almost crushing themselves trying to replicate the placing of crosspieces – they tried to raise these megaliths on creaky Jenga-like wooden structures. Abysmal failure.

          Go with the simplest explanation if it fits. Dirt. Once the vertical pieces were in place (sweat and ropes and pre-television folks with nothing else to do), simply build a mound of dirt level with the top and drag the crosspiece up to fit. Then, dig away the dirt and – Voila! Ancient engineering “miracle”.

          Dirt.

          • Morris LeChat

            that is a possibility. Then again, they could have built a dike around the whole area and then tied the blocks to the bottom of boats. WE know that the stones were transported most of the way by boat down the coast from where they were quarried. If they had built a canal , with lochs on it, from the shore to the site, they could then have had another loch just outside the dike around the site. Then they raise the water in the loch, float the stones in, get them where they want them, then let the water out and the stones are lowered into position. I would say, that this might seem that it would require more work, but in the end, it would be easier. If one can just float the stones underneath a boat, that possibility is so attractive it may have motivated them to go through the whole preparation process.

          • MikeofAges

            Hey, back in the Dark Ages we used to install automatic transmissions by piling junk underneath them until they reach the necessary height. Worked.

            I told Engleman that I was one of the scary people he complained about running into in downtown San Jose back in the late 70s. Fortunately, gentrification has eaten up only few blocks. East of Seventh Street, it’s still the same. Not that I would live there. I don’t mind the atmosphere, really. But I wouldn’t want to deal with the inevitable burglaries and car break-ins.

        • MikeofAges

          A good as any other theory involving water. On theory I heard was that the blocks were floated on barges along an elevated ramp starting from some point upriver. I don’t know if the known location of the quarry allows for that possibility. Another is that the blocks actually are cultured stone, that is to say, cast at the site from ground up stone and water. Apparently, it is very difficult to distinguish cultured stone from quarried blocks if it is made without resins and/or fillers.

          Actually, your theory could be combined with either of the other two. If a supply of water could have been brought from up stream, blocks could have been brought up on buoyant pallets or small barges through a lock system, or just plain hauled up one block level at a time to a horizontal trough.

          Everything is on the table. Have you considered levitation?

          • Morris LeChat

            No, I saw a map, my memory is vague, but I doubt there was an elevated ramp over all the hills. It would have taken less time and work to just slide them down to a harbor, load them on boats, then have a canal from a river or point on the coast to the site. I think a River goes rather close to the site. Why build an elevated ramp over so many miles when one can just slide them down, float them over, and then float them up, by way of lochs.

          • MikeofAges

            Not my theory. Someone else’s. I was just reporting it as one of the theories I have heard. But the stones do have to get to the level they are going to put on. If there was flowing water available, then troughs could be built around the level being worked on and the stones floated to where they were needed.

            The theory about how flowing water could be brought from upstream to the pyramid is fascinating. It is George Noory material and does not sound inherently implausible. The person who put it up signed in as “Guest”.

          • Morris LeChat

            Levitation? No. Please sir. That is not on my table. The “cultured stone” idea is also not on my table, it is not difficult to distinguish cultured stone from real granite or limestone. There has never been anything produced that can pass for the real thing. There is only speculation that there is “lost knowledge”. Listen. I gave a very practical scenario that would work, and it would work without the use of modern machinery, it would work if one did it tomorrow. I have no use for the George Noory types of theories

          • MikeofAges

            Levitation? You take things too seriously. The cultured stone idea is one idea I have heard about. Whether it is easy or hard to distinguish cultured from native stone is something I don’t know about. I am sure if mixed materials are used, it would be easy. If it was reconstituted from a single material, well I don’t know. I would rather hear from a real expert. I may have heard it from an expert source, but it was long ago and I just don’t remember.

      • Morris LeChat

        WHACHOO TALKIN BOUT WILLIS?

  • Room101

    Clearly, such an episode demonstrates the need for several hundred billions more in funding from the taxpayers to create bureaucracies to do “oversight”.

    Taxpayers, hold onto your wallets.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Before Beverly Hall was “tapped” to be superintendent of schools in Atlanta, she was “tapped” to “rescue” Newark, N.J. schools.

    When she left Newark, state officials found Newark’s school finances were a mess, with the district in the red for nearly $58 million, while investigators turned up questionable accounting practices and spending far in excess of budgeted funds.

    http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2013/03/former_newark_schools_chief_in.html#incart_river_default

    Will she have to give back her big medal and the 1/2 million bucks she got in bonuses for “improving test scores??”

    Well, the black teacher in Atlanta who said she had to help the students cheat because they were “dumb as hell” was not wrong.

    Bon

  • hastings88

    This probably goes on wherever there are majority-black schools. I’ve posted this before, but I’ll say it again: a former friend of mine, a teacher in Cleveland Public Schools, admitted over a beer that he and the principle had changed answers on student graduation tests in order to increase their graduation rate. And this was back in 1999.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      The public has NO idea how much and how often this goes on.
      Take if from one who is on the inside.

      Bon

  • USMC Gunny

    Hmm, wonder why there are not pictures of the individuals involved?

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      I appreciate that AR did NOT post a photo.

      A lot of us eat while reading these articles and don’t want to barf all over our keyboards!!

      What is SEEN cannot be UNSEEN!!

      (but I did post her photo down the thread a bit if you really MUST look!!).

      Bon

      • Morris LeChat

        nooooooooooo, make it stohhhhhhhp!

  • infamous lib pc age

    Modern day pc afro Obama-ism at work wasting trillions as usual. We know this is just the tip of the iceberg and similar indictments could be made in every city in Amerika and why Obama refuses to release any of his grades or records to prove everything starts at the top or bottom. Blacks reds and ass kissing scumbag lib whites have made a complete mockery of western civilization in every aspect and it can only get worse if thats possible especially when the most important matter today is getting faggot marriage approved by force using the US Supreme Court to override states rights. THE SOUTH WAS ALWAYS RIGHT …

    • Morris LeChat

      I like the cut of your jib sir!

  • Plato1

    Tell me there were no blacks involved. ?

  • Hunter Morrow

    This is not the GEORGIA SCHOOL CHEATING SCANDAL.

    This is the BLACK ATLANTA SCHOOL SCANDAL

    Selected Names of those Indicted. Guess The Race Game Starts…
    NOW!

    Beverly
    Tamara
    Luscious
    Millicent
    Clarietta
    Tabeeka
    Lera
    Theriesa
    Tameka
    Starlette
    Shayla
    Dessa
    Shanni

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/03/30/list-of-charges-against-35-in-atlanta-test-cheating-indictment/

    • Felix_M

      Holy s**t. Even a leftie could see that these “be sistah’s from da ‘hood” with names like these.

    • Morris LeChat

      where was “Precious”?

  • Luis

    Once again, a Bantu that was the head of a governmental agency, professes absolute ignorance about what went on under their stewardship. We’ve seen it with Marion Barry, Ray Nagin, Kwame Kilpatrick, Eric Holder and now this Howard woman. They love to claim to know about the evils of whitey – infesting Bantu slums with AIDS, crack, holding Bantus down, etc., but have no idea how things go wrong under their tenures.

  • thoughtcrime

    Lies, all lies. Everyone knows the acheivement gap is a myth and is in fact the other way round, blacks are naturally smarter, calmer, better behaved and more cognizant of the future than whites. This has always been the case and is common knowledge. That is why there was slavery in the firsr place, it was evil stupid white devils jealousy and envy of the mighty black superman. Heck when blacks were still building and ruling the utopia of ancient egypt they used their superior mental powers to fly and move large objects with telekinisis. It’s all true, cause dey revrums an professas say it be bein da troof.

  • John Doe

    I can understand everyone’s disappointment with this event. I can also understand how this issue has become a racial problem, but before everyone starts a black and white war over this event, consider this. The news (all news), is directly controlled by the United States Government through the department of the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. Research it; While your preforming research, also find the names of all the parties involved in the Atlanta cheating scandal and cross reference those individuals with public records and all they’re affiliations, rather they are friends or family with the accused. If you were to actual do this, you would have discovered that every single person involved, (dating prior to they’re employment with Atlanta Public Schools), had past criminal offences and at least one or more friends and family members were also criminals and/or associated with a gang affiliate. Not surprised, I decided to dig deeper. This is where the true scandals came out. Some of the teachers involved did not even receive a license to legally teach. Also, all parties were members of organizations such as (naaahr), (Ifuchrc), (nbmbaa), (DOL), and/or about 20 other local, state, or federally backed organizations in which place black people into authority, political, or managerial positions nationwide based on race and discriminations, not based on experience in the workforce or earned promotion and literacy of career development in leadership. Furthermore, the public schools involved in this case under authority of Atlanta were made all-black schools due to gang…………

  • John Doe

    violence. White children
    were told attending these schools would endanger their safety. So, I dug even
    deeper. Some of the local all-black groups and all-black propaganda the accused
    were involved in preached about how white students scored higher on test than
    their black counterparts and something should be done about it to give the
    impression that black children were smarter than white children, thus “gaining
    superiority over the white devil and ultimately taking control of black America”.
    It is shocking to read about such
    slander in modern times. I believe the cheating incident was based on these
    facts. Therefore, Now that the truth is out, I think that all of you should
    realize that history really does repeat itself. There will always be a tyrant,
    religion, race, or political faction that will throw humanity and the world in
    the trash. Remember the phrase “United we stand, Divided we fall”? Having that
    in mind, think about this. The black people fight amongst the white people. The
    Muslims fight amongst the Jews. The communists fight amongst the capitalists
    and so on and so forth. Meanwhile, our own government controls media in effort
    to spread fear and more hatred into the very souls of all Americans. At the
    same time, are economies goes bankrupt, jobs become scarce, forcing people to
    rely on the government to survive. Then, the Executive branch tries to take our
    right to bear arms away. In which Congress and the majority vote deny. Now
    everyday there happens to be a school shooting or gun related killing of government
    officials. Until we are all striped of our guns, the shootings and innocent
    killings will persist. Is it starting to make sense now? If not, let me lay it
    out for you!

  • BACKINSCHOOL

    APS is considered one of the top 35 school districts in the country for its size and budget. But even when I was trying to work with them in the E-Rate years (money for internet connectivity and such) they were lying and cheating to the tune of $50Million and actually got caught. Every household that had a phone in the US paid a tax that went into the e-rate fund and the bigger the school district the more money they were going to get.The technology people would tell the vendors to invoice them for the correct things but required that they deliver unqualified items such as TV’s. There were vendors who knew they were breaking the rules also. Tons and tons of equipment was found in warehouses never installed. The IT guy (Arthur Scott) is in jail for taking bribes…he and his wife caught using bribes to put a downpayment on a home. Wife was running her catering business out of the school cafeteria. I refused to work with them because they would not deal honestly with me. I was told quietly that because I was white I would never be able to do business with them anyway. Not all big school districts are corrupt, but there is a high degree of nepotism and reverse discrimination going on in APS. Money is still the motivator…ill-gotten gains, not bonuses for a job well done…by all means keep the white teachers from getting a bonus.

    Money seems to be behind this cheating scandal because if they could demonstrate better performance then they were eligible for bonus money.

    The reason there are no white educators in APS in levels of authority is that they have been pushed out while the black “educators” have been routinely hiring friends and family. I suppose they felt if it was kept in the family they would never be caught.

    Someone needs to take a good hard look at Ms. Hall’s management record at her previous school district. And the prosecutors might find double the miscreants if they read the blogs. People are naming names.

  • marniereingold

    IT’S ABOUT TIME! BEVERLY WAS WALKED THE SCHOOL HALLWAYS IN HER SNEAKERS IN NYC, NJ, THEN ATLANTA. SHE COULDN’T COMPETE WITH THE CORRUPTION IN NY AND NJ , SO SHE MOVED ON TO LEAD THE SCANDAL IN ATLANTA – WHERE NEW PUPPETS AWAITED THEIR LEADER.

  • marniereingold

    Beverly should be living in squalor along with her cohorts. She should be made an example of for all those who try to follow in her footsteps. Her family is disgraced and should be shunned.
    Where is the “zero toleranece” policy now Beverly? All those teacher who were demoralized and forced out of the system for refusing to go along with this tyrant should be receiving a personal apology from Bev as well as backpay, and then some, for their personal pain and suffering. Where is our justice system?

  • Daniele Dubroca

    ” I can understand the idea of the descendants of Irish immigrants still idolizing the Kennedy brothers as the iconic heroes of their kind.”

    I sort of do, but “liberalism” and opening the floodgates for non-white immigration (which Ted did not personally intend or expect) has nothing to do with it. BTW, I could never stand the sight of Ted, even when he was young and handsome.
    But JFK and RFK did defy the powers that be, including those of liberalism. JFK thought the Federal Reserve was illegal and made moves to stop its power over printing of money. He wanted the nuclear weapons in Israel to come under the same rules &

    • MikeofAges

      I med Ted Kennedy when I was a teenager, during the period after he was elected U.S. Senator by before the Kennedy Assassination. He look great, that’s all I can say. Late in life, he looked like he was about 5’9′ and stout. Actually, he was about 6’3″, so you can imagine how enormous he had become. The American Falstaff. My issue with his politics are the same as everyone else’s. I just have some personally sympathy for him that I do not have for Robert Kennedy. By the way, I think your right about his intentions regarding immigrations. He may have supported making it easier for a few Third Worlders to get in, as a Cold War measure. But primarily he just wanted to make it possible for more Irish to legally immigrate to America.

      People smarter than he was many have had other intentions, but I don’t think he was in on it.