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Shani Robinson ´ 5 Download Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Shani Robinson Download None of the Above ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Communities becomes increasingly brutal and racial and economic disparities gape even wider In None of the Above Robinson and her co author journalist Anna Simonton go back through the history of education racial oppression and the criminal justice system to show that black children in Atlanta were being deprived long before some teachers changed the answers on their students' test. The No Child Left Behind program while sounding like it would help children achieve higher academic scores had some very serious repercussionsOne of the primary ones was the money that flowed into schools as a result of scores It forced many schools to close because of low scores encouraged cheating by school personnel in order to survive took money away from working to strengthen schools by providing better supplies teachers and aides and training Instead it blamed teachers demonized schools and encouraged charter schools Atlanta Georgia was one of the hardest hit and became a famous target In 2013 thirty five black teachers and administrators were charged with racketeering and conspiracy for changing answers on students tests to improve their scores by a vindictive judge The media went wild pushing the scandal theory While there were incidents of that occurring in both schools that were primarily white as well as integrated or primarily black only the black educators were charged The trials went on for an excessively long time Eventually many of those charged even if they were not guilty admitted guilt so they could get on with their lives and stop increasing their costs for court and attorney feesOne of them did not Shani Robinson was the youngest of the accused was a three year teacher and pregnant She taught first grade While her students all had to take the tests their scores had no effect on the results that determined the school s ranks Before turning in the answer sheets she was ordered to erase some extraneous scribbling on some of them She did not change any of the answers and was charged She kept fighting the charges despite facing a jail term of twenty years She was told she could avoid jail if she pleaded guilty She refused to do soNONE OF THE ABOVE is her story It is very well written and I shared her frustration and disgust with the city school system and courts I received a copy of this book from LibraryThing Early Reviewers

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Shani Robinson ´ 5 Download Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Shani Robinson Download None of the Above ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free An insider's account of the infamous Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal which scapegoated black employees for problems caused by an education reform movement that is increasingly a proxy for corporate greedIn March of 2013 thirty five black educators in Atlanta Public Schools were charged with racketeering and conspiracy the same charges used to bring down the American mafia f. None of the Above is the story of the Atlanta cheating scandal of 2009 as told by one of the educators convicted of cheating I will make known my prejudice at the start whatever happened I believe the sentences were way out of whack for the possible crimes committed Also I find it suspicious that it was primarily African American educators who were targeted when the cheating apparently took place throughout the cityThat being said I was sympathetic to Robinson s claims of innocence And if her account is to be trusted and it is backed up by references the trial itself was a scandal of frightened people making plea bargains that can hardly be trusted since naming names was the way to personal freedom All the makings of a witch hunt And the scandal served the purpose of distracting the city from plans to turn over public schools into the hands of chartersRobinson began as a hopeful Teach For America participant TFA is devoted to the destruction of public schools and with replacing career teachers with usually white Ivy League graduates looking to pad out their resumes with two years of public service before heading off to corporate or political careers As a public school teacher with strong beliefs that public education is a necessary prere for a democracy I am not a fan of TFA And although there are some excellent charter schools as a group despite the ability to choose their students for better test takers most charters do not score appreciably better than public schools and often do worse All of which is not to deny that there is plenty of work to be done to make public education euitable providing high uality schools for all But I believe the answer is to invest in public schools not destroy themIt was difficult to read Robinson s book The destruction of African American neighborhoods the effects of mass incarceration the greed of corporations and the destructive actions of neo liberals in both the Democratic and Republican parties is extremely painful to read And if the trial was accurately described than the judicial system also comes off looking incompetent at best and indifferent to innocence or trust at worstI feel I need to read accounts of this scandal to reach a better understanding of the case However applying RICO charges designed to catch gangsters to this group of educators even if guilty seems excessive And again the fact that the convicted people the ones who refused to make plea deals were people mostly women of color seems to me suspicious As in the case of the charter school takeover after Hurricane Katrina the people who are held up in one way or another as unfit to teach are less affluent women of color to be generally replaced by young white usually from affluent backgrounds women and men also feels indicative of both this country s racism as well as conviction that the best model for education is that of businessSo I recommend this book to educators and to those interested in the destruction of black neighborhoods in the interest of wealthy white inhabitants and investors with the warning that it is 1 clearly slanted in favor of the author and the other convicted educators and 2 it is an enraging and painful albeit I believe important indictment of the political and corporate powers that are the ones who actually cheat the poorer students of color as well as their familiesI thank LibraryThingcom for providing this book to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review Be an Anthropologist years of public service before heading off to corporate or political careers As a public school teacher with strong beliefs that public education is a necessary prere for a democracy I am not a fan of TFA And although there are some excellent charter schools as a group despite the ability to choose their students for better test takers most charters do not score appreciably better than public schools and often do worse All of which is not to deny that there is plenty of work to be done to make public education euitable providing high uality schools for all But I believe the answer is to invest in public schools not destroy themIt was difficult to read Robinson s book The destruction of African American neighborhoods the effects of mass incarceration the greed of corporations and the destructive actions of neo liberals in both the Democratic and Republican parties is extremely painful to read And if the trial was accurately described than the judicial system also comes off looking incompetent at best and indifferent to innocence or trust at worstI feel I need to read accounts of this scandal to reach a better understanding of the case However applying RICO charges designed to catch gangsters to this group of educators even if guilty seems excessive And again the fact that the convicted people the ones who refused to make plea deals were people mostly women of color seems to me suspicious As in the case of the charter school takeover after Hurricane Katrina the people who are held up in one way or another as unfit to teach are less affluent women of color to be generally replaced by The PH Scale young white usually from affluent backgrounds women and men also feels indicative of both this country s racism as well as conviction that the best model for education is that of businessSo I recommend this book to educators and to those interested in the destruction of black neighborhoods in the interest of wealthy white inhabitants and investors with the warning that it is 1 clearly slanted in favor of the author and the other convicted educators and 2 it is an enraging and painful albeit I believe important indictment of the political and corporate powers that are the ones who actually cheat the poorer students of color as well as their familiesI thank LibraryThingcom for providing this book to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [None of the Above] AUTHOR Shani Robinson Disclaimer I received a copy via a giveaway on Librarything This book about the Atlanta school test cheating scandal is really two books in one body and as such is not as good a book as it could be Shani Robinson was a teacher at Dunbar Elementary in Atlanta After she left the school she was charged as one of the teachers who allegedly changed answers on standardized tests Robinson plead not guilty but sadly lost in c

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [None of the Above] AUTHOR Shani Robinson None of the Above is likely both exactly what it set out to be and an inevitable disappointment since indicting the corporate education reform movement and the criminal justice system while telling one person’s side of one city’s story is just about the tallest of authorship ordersShani Robinson a teacher convicted of conspiring to change test scores and Anna Simonton a journalist take on the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal and

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