We wrote this book to set the record straight, to hold accountable the people, policies, and institutions responsible for cheating children; those who have dismantled Black communities, underfunded and privatized public schools, and criminalized Black educators.

We stand with the thousands of teachers, students, and parents who are fighting to reclaim public schools and chart a path toward education justice.

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Published by Beacon Press, None of the Above is an insider’s account of the infamous Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal that scapegoated Black employees for problems rooted in the corporate education reform movement.

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Sobering and brilliant, None of the Above is one of the best, most timely books I’ve read.
— Kiese Laymon, author of "Heavy: An American Memoir"
Photo by Camille Pendely.

Photo by Camille Pendely.

About the Authors

Shani Robinson (right) is an alumna of Tennessee State University and taught in Atlanta Public Schools for three years. She is currently a social justice advocate and mother.

Anna Simonton (left) is an independent journalist and editor for Scalawag magazine. She is a proud graduate of Atlanta Public Schools.