ATLANTA (WXIA) -- If you rewind past the sentencing, the verdict and all the testimony the APS scandal comes down to all those children who were sitting in classrooms filling out wrong answers.
To understand who they are, first you must define "The Cheated Generation" within Atlanta Public Schools.
The state found evidence of cheating in 2009. A first grader then is now in seventh grade, a third grader is now a high school freshman, and a sixth grader when the scandal broke is currently high school senior.
That's if they stayed on track. Not all did. Some fell very, very far behind.
"I'll just be trying and I just won't get it," explained Allison George.
She was held back in 8th grade… twice.
"I'm fixing to be seventeen in the 9th grade," she said.
She says just couldn't grasp the fundamentals.