This past week, the architect of the great Atlanta school cheating scandal and her gang of fellow alleged cheaters showed up at the Fulton County Jail to post bonds so they could remain free until a jury of their peers decides their fate.
According to an Atlanta paper, Beverly Hall, former Superintendent of Schools for Atlanta showed up to the jail with her head held high.
In reality, Hall, who destroyed the good faith of not only students and their parents of the Atlanta school district but also the citizens of Georgia for profit, should have had shown a countenance of remorse.
Hall has been charged with racketeering; we hope she will be found guilty and receive the highest penalty possible.
As Hall entered the jail to pay her bond, a group called the Concerned Black Clergy held a news conference concerning the APS indictments, and, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, a spokesman for the group said, "It is a slap in the face of humanity to put teachers in jail; certainly, we believe wrongs have been done but this is overkill."
Hall and her cohorts perpetrated the worst kind of crime; they destroyed the faith and confidence of a trusting people, and, in doing so, put thousands of children in a position to fail in real-life competition.
A majority of the defendants in this scandal are black. The fact that they created this scandal had nothing to do with their being black; the actions of the black clergy group imply that it does.
In our opinion, the members of the Concerned Black Clergy should be addressing the issues that brought on this scandal, not trying to find a reason to excuse it.