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Society and Culture, Education

Cheating kids out of education, surely, but racketeering?

This week began the long-awaited trial of 12 former Atlanta Public Schools employees involved in a years-long cheating scandal. It promises to reveal plenty of damning evidence from students, parents, and other APS employees that supplements the 800-page Investigative Report released in 2011. The most serious charge is federal racketeering under the RICO Act, which carries a penalty of 5-20 years in prison. read more >