As Atlanta gets set to host next weekend’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, its scandal-plagued public school system steals the limelight, Forbes.com reports. According to Friday’s New York Times, 35 Atlanta educators have been indicted by a Fulton County grand jury in connection with the city’s notorious cheating controversy. Moreover, Dr. Beverly L. Hall, a former Atlantic school district superintendent, has been charged with RICO conspiracy — including theft, witness tampering, and making false statements — in the doctoring of student scores on the Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) in order to earn lucrative bonuses for herself and her subordinates…

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