The War on Teachers: What has Michelle Rhee learned about education politics?

How to cash in on her educrat celebrity!  From a lengthy, self-serving analysis of her time as Washington, D.C. school chancellor: There are enough people out there who understand and believe that kids deserve better, but until now, there has been no organization for them. We’ll ask people across the country to join StudentsFirst—we’re hoping … Continue reading The War on Teachers: What has Michelle Rhee learned about education politics?

Profiting from our neo-liberal Rheeality

Michelle Rhee, putative “reformer” of public schools, will be speaking at the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities meeting this June, for a reported speaker’s fee of about $50,000.  (Rheediculous!  But then, you know that the APSCU doesn’t have to be careful with their money–they’re only spending your U.S. taxpayer dollars, friends, as for-profit unis … Continue reading Profiting from our neo-liberal Rheeality

The Three Rhing Circus of "Education Reform"

Guess what?  When you make people’s jobs and bonuses contingent on the performance of their students on high-stakes standardized tests, they have a really strong incentive to cheat!  Check out the details of Michelle Rhee’s tenure as Chancellor of the Washington, D.C. schools as reported by USA Today this week: Michelle Rhee, then chancellor of … Continue reading The Three Rhing Circus of "Education Reform"