Native Washingtonian Rosalind Wiseman went to school with mean girls, then grew up to study them and the wider social dynamics of young women. She joins Kojo with former student Alexandra Petri to discuss the complexities of womanhood at different stages of life.
The photos are shocking: teachers in handcuffs, facing up to 20 years in jail for inflating student test scores to earn bonuses. An Atlanta jury convicted 11 former teachers and administrators of racketeering under Georgia’s version of a law most often associated with organized crime. We explore the decision to use a tough racketeering law to prosecute this case, the pressures on teachers and administrators to boost test scores and whether the punishment fits the crime.
- Morgan Cloud Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law
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