Now there is two ways to take this. If you give her the benefit of a doubt then she is merely an iron willed administrator who only had the children's best interest in mind when she was constantly telling those under her that test scores would improve and she never intended for any wrong doing to take place to accomplish this. Rather she wanted the teachers to get in the classroom, roll up their sleeves and get to work teaching.
I do not apologize for the reforms my staff and I implemented during my tenure as superintendent. The public has a right to hold educators - and administrators - accountable if they fail to teach children what they need to learn. We set goals for our schools because our students deserve no less. But, most importantly, we accompanied our targets and the targets mandated by No Child Left Behind with programs and facility improvements designed to give principals and teachers the means to achieve them.
Or as evidence shows, she tended to turn a blind eye to allegations of cheating whenever they were brought up to her, so while not condoning cheating explicitly by ignoring the reports she was giving her tacit approval.
To the extent that I failed to take measures that would have prevented what the Investigators have disclosed, I am accountable, as head of the school system, for failing to act accordingly. I sincerely apologize to the people of Atlanta and their children for any shortcomings. If I did anything that gave teachers the impression that I was unapproachable and unresponsive to their concerns, I also apologize for that. Where people consciously chose to cheat, however, the moral responsibility must lie with them.
I will leave it up to the individual to decide which of these scenarios you believe.
Unless you were a juror on the Casey Anthony trial then nevermind, have somebody explain it to you.