This week we’re interrupting our standard schedule for a special episode as this story develops. In 2011, 178 Atlanta Public School teachers were investigated for purportedly changing student test scores. Twelve were brought to trial, all Black. Ten were found guilty. Seven are still in limbo as they hope for appeals, and fear the very real and imminent threat of imprisonment. Of them is Dana Evans, who will come to trial on Mon., Feb. 14, where Judge Jerry Baxter could singlehandedly decide to send her to prison.
On today’s episode of The Mainline Podcast, we speak with Sarah Abdelaziz of the Abolitionist Teaching Network and Shani Robinson, one of the accused educators who was indicted under RICO charges and is also awaiting trial. Shani is also the co-author with Anna Simonton of ‘None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators.’
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