Nightly News   |  March 29, 2013

Former Atlanta superintendent indicted

More than three years after a state investigation began into unexplained rises in student test scores, former Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Beverly Hall was indicted along with 34 others on racketeering charges. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> in atlanta tonight, that city's former superintendent of schools has been indicted along with 34 other administrators and teachers charged with racketeering related to that huge standardized test cheating scandal in the atlanta schools. a state investigation found that teachers operated in a culture of fear that forced them to change answers on students' tests in order to push up scores, higher scores were tied to more money through the no child left behind law. many of those implicated in the state report which came out in 2011 were fired or have since resigned.