End of a Sorry Student Testing Saga for the New York Times and Beverly

April 1st, 2013 4:01 PM
Saturday's front-page New York Times story by education writer Michael Winerip on a school testing scandal involving Beverly Hall, former superintendent of Atlanta public schools: "35 Indicted in Test Scandal at Atlanta Schools." Hall is "charged with racketeering, theft, influencing witnesses, conspiracy and making false statements. Prosecutors recommended a $7.5 million…

Year Before Truth Emerged, NY Times Reporter Vindicated Atlanta School

July 19th, 2011 11:18 AM
New York Times education columnist Michael Winerip filed a fact-filled column Monday on the dramatic unraveling of an unprecedented cheating conspiracy that pushed test scores up in Atlanta public schools, “Cracking a System In Which Test Scores Were for Changing.” Yet in August 2010, the Times was puzzled as to why Atlanta school superintendent Beverly Hall, who is now under…