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ERIC Number: EJ1167379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Overkill: Black Lives and the Spectacle of the Atlanta Cheating Scandal
Royal, Camika; Dodo Seriki, Vanessa
Urban Education, v53 n2 p196-211 Feb 2018
This article examines the 2015 Atlanta cheating scandal trials and sentencing. Using critical race theory, the authors argue that cheating is a natural outgrowth of market-based school reform and that racial realism will always lead to scrutiny of Black performance. The sentences of these Black educators is overkill, rooted in anti-Blackness, and can be best understood as a means of preserving Whiteness as property.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia (Atlanta)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
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