Casually running into Beverly Hall on Maui

Monica Pearson of Channel 2 Action News tracks down former Atlanta school superintendent Beverly Hall on the Hawaiian island of Maui:

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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Tiberius

July 11th, 2011
4:19 pm

Hilarious. All that Atlanta School $$ is going to good use—recovering in Hawaii

Einsteindawg

July 11th, 2011
4:32 pm

Folks, when are you going to wake up and realize that you’re working for these career politicians, not the other way around. Public education needs to be administered by educators, not bureaucrats like Miss Piggy.

Stephanie

July 11th, 2011
4:34 pm

Luckily Dog: The Bounty Hunter resides in Hawaii.

LMAO

July 11th, 2011
4:39 pm

Don’t we have an extradition treaty with Hawaii’. – LMAO ;)

jd

July 11th, 2011
4:40 pm

Tea Party candidates don’t believe Hawaii is a state.. after they vote to return to candles for light, they will repeal statehood for all but the 13 colonies and Texas (minus those of Mexican heritage)

APS graduate

July 11th, 2011
4:42 pm

Wow that was pretty low of Monica thought she was above that ! Camera man and reporter in he bushes

APS graduate

July 11th, 2011
4:42 pm

ksualum

July 11th, 2011
4:44 pm

jd needs to tuck in his sleeves – his ignorance is showing again. Seriously jd, if you have something to say (worth hearing) by all means, enlighten us.

G.O.A.T.

July 11th, 2011
4:46 pm

I can’t believe that Monica got Channel 2 to pay for her vacation in Hawai’i. Go Monica

Area man

July 11th, 2011
4:46 pm

Dr. Hall does have a voice problem. Her mouth keeps telling lies.

Uncle Thomas

July 11th, 2011
4:53 pm

Somebody’s hair is frizzy

Browncoat

July 11th, 2011
4:56 pm

She needs to plead the Fifth.

Einsteindawg

July 11th, 2011
5:01 pm

She needs to drink a fifth…may help her voice.

Rule .303

July 11th, 2011
5:03 pm

LOL, wow that was hard hitting.

what!

July 11th, 2011
5:05 pm

That’s good reporting! What are talking about! THIS IS THE WORST CHEATING SCANDAL IN UNITED STATES HISTORY! get the story Monica!! Why on earth should she be allowed to sip PINA coladas in peace!!!????

sandra

July 11th, 2011
5:16 pm

Am I the only one that thinks this is just an excuse to send Monica on a paid vacation? Why didn’t they send a serious reporter to do a serious, hard-hitting interview not a piece of fluff? Monica is a beloved Atlanta icon good for covering parades but who can take her seriously as a reporter? The money could have been better spent on other investigative stories by real reporters.

Mase

July 11th, 2011
5:18 pm

News Flash….Atlanta Public Schools have always been the worst or near the top for forever and a day… Kids from other states notoriously laugh at how easy the schools are…No child left behind only gives the low-lifes and bullies chances to keep terrorizing the hallways…Flunk em…..Either they will hit the books or quit.Tired of everybody blaming it on where they come from…What about the successful ones that come out the hood? and i’m not talking about athletes…..The cheating scandel is bad, but this fuse been lit a long time ago….. I would have like to see Hall and Monica square off…..Monica is lucky she didn’t get the taste slapped out her mouth….

TIM

July 11th, 2011
5:23 pm

COME ON MONICA…….Did you fly to Maui to get your usual softball interview?? In the interview, are you going to be the white monica or the black Monica?

Shame on you for telling Bev Hall that you will sibmit questions before hand. And double shame on you for apolgizing to Hall for disturbing her privacy……in a parking lot. You are alllll fluff! Some journalism.

momof3

July 11th, 2011
5:27 pm

That is pretty low. Let’s track down the principals (who are probably in Atlanta)!!! I think some (not all) of the teachers in the report are innocent…perhaps the administrators, who had more to gain from inflated test scores, erased the testing sheets after they had been turned in. I think Hall is guilty for turning a blind eye, the statistics keepers in the school district are guilty for not reporting this statistical faux pas of fuzzy math, and the godmother of APS who got the hell outta Atlanta on the fastest thing smoking, Dr. Kathy Augustine, is guilty as well. However, I’d like to see those principals be hunted down!!! Oh, by the way the bonus checks for teachers aren’t that significant. I received one when I taught at a school that legitimately reached AYP, I think it was about $300-$400 bucks.

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Einsteindawg

July 11th, 2011
5:29 pm

When Hall returns from her “much needed vacation”, they need to haul her fat a** into court to give an account for all the stuff that happened under her watch where she was either incompetent or an accomplice. Either way, I’m thinking restitution or jail.

the original and still the best John Galt

July 11th, 2011
5:30 pm

Typical. Take the taxpayer’s money, spend it in Hawaii.

The Fakin' Jamaican

July 11th, 2011
5:58 pm

Why does everyone think I’m lying? I really didn’t know anything about this alleged cheating at APS. Besides, it’s George Bush’s fault. We all know he caused all the problems at APS!

george

July 11th, 2011
5:58 pm

how do you casually run into someone after flying several thousand miles to track her down? the headline writer apparently was the beneficiary of the atl test chearing scam.

Newt is nuts

July 11th, 2011
6:07 pm

I’m stunned that WSB even ran this pathetic example of TV “reporting” but, of course, Atlanta has long ago excused Monica from having to do real news. This is simply awful.

BADA BING

July 11th, 2011
6:09 pm

If you like pina coladas, come with me and escape……Supt. Hall is a teacher with no class.

Snake

July 11th, 2011
6:18 pm

Monica came across as an apologetic stalker.

another comment

July 11th, 2011
6:21 pm

I never knew until today that Bev was married to a man. It must be a cover? I wonder who he works for???

Native Atlantan

July 11th, 2011
6:27 pm

@MASE — the US laughs at the state of Georgia schools — all of them. When anyone comes here, they are amazed at the poor quality of education and how the curriculum in Georgia is 2 to 3 years behind other states.

BADA BING

July 11th, 2011
6:30 pm

APS bumper stickers
” My Principal has no principles”
“My child got a Hall pass”
“My Supt. won Supt. of the year and all I got was this lousy education”
“My child is an honor student (subject to a pending investigation)”

middleschoolteacher

July 11th, 2011
6:33 pm

I have frequently gotten students from other states. Most of these are from the north, but a few have been from the midwest and Florida. I could count on one hand, with fingers left over, the ones that were more advanced than my students. A couple of the ones that were ahead were from Florida, but from parochial schools. There are great schools in other states, but there are also poor quality ones, too.

GEICO

July 11th, 2011
6:43 pm

RE: “WILL THIS BE A FLUFF-PIECE INTERVIEW?”

Did Boo Get Shot?

Native Atlantan

July 11th, 2011
6:54 pm

let’s see…neighbors from Illinois, California, Massachusetts, Texas, New Jersey, North Carolina have all expressed concerns with how dumbed down the Georgia public schools are across all grades, 1 – 12.

patricia bloeser

July 11th, 2011
6:54 pm

Earth to Monica….if your company flies you to Maui to do a bit of investigative journalism….you don’t say you are sorry for invading Ms. Hall’s privacy. I feel sorry for all the taxpaying parents and good teachers that make up the APS. Now go to the beach and don’t forget your sunscreen. Pathetic excuse for a vaca.

Ramzad

July 11th, 2011
6:57 pm

Hall should get a room at the other Hawaii- Rikers Island.

BADA BING

July 11th, 2011
7:01 pm

APS Theme Song
“Don’t know much about History..
Don’t know much Biology..
Don’t know much about Science Books..
Don’t know much about the French I took….”

Been There

July 11th, 2011
7:04 pm

Wonder how the Marriott felt with this being filmed in their lobby.. you know the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Must’ve made some good bucks to stay there.. hey wait, they’re probably my tax dollars.

duh

July 11th, 2011
7:30 pm

To paraphrase the KIA hampsters: You can get with dis, or you can get with dat!

Ga Peach

July 11th, 2011
7:30 pm

Why are you guys mad at Monica she’s not the one cheating? She didn’t pressure the teachers to cheat and get paid bonuses for it. APS graduate accept the truth. I know it hurts, but it is what it is!!!

godoggo

July 11th, 2011
7:42 pm

Fox 5 should have sent their “I Team” to Hawaii to get the scoop…..BH would have had one eye open while chillin at the pool or tossing some back at the Tiki Bar….but then again, all the Team members are caucasion and that may have looked a little racist.

I have not read anything about the report, but how many of these corrupt individuals you bet will be African American ? 80% maybe……im just sayin…..many minority families are being VITIMIZED by the same individials they expect to lead their children forward to face the future……and yet they CONTINUE to Vote the same APS and City Council in place year after year……Einstein says something about that doesn’t he ? Hell….one Super just hired from the ATL in Texas will probably be FIRED tonight before she even gets the key to her office door ! AMEN. She’ll probably sue for wrongful termination…..another incompetent governemnt worker looking for a handout.

Hell, i was at a Costco gas station in Brandon Fla. filling up last week when another customer saw my tag and said “I hear you have a bunch of corrupt Educators in Atlanta”….. Nice.

Monica…..you wanna play softball, join the Church league. I want real answers, and if that involved Ruining Ms. Harvard’s taxpayer Siesta so be it !

Can you Holler if ya hear me anyone ???

godoggo

July 11th, 2011
7:45 pm

DUH……OMG ??? GREAT COMMENT …………ROTFL………..I think i just psssed meself.

Can we get an Amen for Duh ? Holler if ya hear me……

Best Award

July 11th, 2011
7:47 pm

Monica did a great you !!!!!

td

July 11th, 2011
7:54 pm

BADA BING

July 11th, 2011
7:01 pm

You ain’t right but you are funny as h3ll.

TSA on the way to second base

July 11th, 2011
8:09 pm

thank you; Bada Bing

u have made my day

Michael

July 11th, 2011
8:53 pm

Randy Travis would have gotten answers. Then done that thing where they follow behind you as you walk away. The media perp walk.

"Aloha" means goodbye to your pension.

July 11th, 2011
9:51 pm

You just know she lines her purse with tin foil before hitting the buffet.

geez

July 11th, 2011
10:01 pm

Bada Bing! Stop it you’re killing me–SMHL

Romegaguy

July 11th, 2011
10:02 pm

weak journalism from Monica but hey, free trip to Hawaii for her

Mike

July 11th, 2011
10:02 pm

All moinorities involved in this scandle! Is this what we can expect from a minority controlled school district?

Ben Dover

July 11th, 2011
10:11 pm

@Mike 10:02 pm – Dude, if you can’t spell at all, why are you calling out others? “Moinorities”? “Scandle”? Looks like you must have been a beneficiary of the APS cheating epidemic!