None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal at AARL

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

The Auburn Avenue Research library, in collaboration with Charis Books & More, will host educator Shani Robinson and Journalist Anna Simonton, as they discuss their newest publication, None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed and the Criminalization of Educators. Writing with journalist Anna Simonton, Shani Robinson offers a personal story of false accusations and a trial gone wrong within a larger story of political machinations and student performance as pawns in a racist game. The author relates her story amid decades of context on the privatizing of both public schools and prisons, the connections between real estate and public education, the racism underlying urban renewal, and the other factors that have left the Atlanta schools where they are. Shani Robinson, an alumna of Tennessee State University, is an advocate for troubled youth and their families. She taught in the Atlanta Public Schools system for three years. Anna Simonton is an independent journalist based in Atlanta and is an editor for Scalawag magazine. Her work has been published by the Nation, In These Times, and AlterNet, among others. This event is free and open to the public at 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.

 

Event address: 
101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed , and the Criminalization of Educators Cover Image
$25.16
ISBN: 9780807022207
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Published: Beacon Press - January 15th, 2019

An insider’s account of the infamous Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal that scapegoated black employees for problems rooted in the education reform movement.