08/10/2011 08:21 am ET Updated Oct 10, 2011

Beverly Hall: The Scandal Is Not The Whole Story

Atlanta's former superintendent on the cheating scandal and its fallout

Scandal is the news, but it's not always the story. I know, because the Atlanta public schools, which I ran for 12 years until I retired in June, are embroiled in cheating allegations that rightly are the focus of extraordinary media coverage. Yet there is a growing danger that this disgraceful situation will set back national educational reform, when it could ironically advance it.

There is no excuse for cheating, and I deeply regret that I did not do more to prevent it.

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