One Ex-Educator Accepts Deal in Atlanta Cheating Case

One of the 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a massive cheating scandal accepted a plea deal at a sentencing hearing Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, the state met with the nine other ex-educators to discuss possible deals, which would require the defendants to apologize to students, parents and the court and to waive their right to appeal. Donald Bullock, a former testing coordinator, agreed to the deal. The educators said the pressure came from their supervisors, including former Superintendent Beverly Hall, and was driven by a desire to show improvement among students.