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Category Archives: Michelle Rhee

The Doublespeak of Ed Reform Regarding Charter Schools

Originally published in The Huffington Post, by co-editor Sue Peters I can’t help but wonder if it isn’t an intentional Catch 22 that some people are trying to trap our … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

We ARE winning. Here’s the scorecard

From the Network for Public Education: Top Ten “Why We Will Win” Stories of 2014 At the 1st annual conference of the Network for Public Education in Austin, Texas in March, NPE … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Bunkum Awards in Education go to Rhee, Gates, ALEC and more of your edu faves

From the National Education Policy Center (NEPC): This marks our eighth year of handing out the Bunkum Awards, recognizing the lowlights in educational research over the past year. As long … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

The “Magical Me” Ms. Rhee

The other day I received the type of comment that I love to respond to. I initially thought I would reply to the angry attack in the comment section of … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Seattle Rhee-event

Last week someone on one of the list servs that I follow wrote that Michele Rhee was coming to their town and they wanted to do something special during her … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Weekly Update: Predatory capitalism, privatization, sequestration and our children, Common Core Standards and opting out

Everyone is back in school, the privatizers are not letting up but parents, students and teachers are fighting back. Diane Ravitch is coming out with her new book on September … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Weekly Update: Parent Trigger’s epic fail, parents protest collection of student data, another charter school scam (wow, what a surprise!) and some good news.

First up: Incomes of the wealthy have increased by 28% and yet 24% of our children live in poverty. 24% of our children are living in poverty. That’s 1 in … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Weekly Update: The Parent Trigger- “It’s a scam”, the charter school waiting list scam in Chicago and elsewhere, the Common Core Standards dumped by the RNC and more

First piece of news is that I’ve been published. Yes, it’s a teeny tiny chapter in a book with some  heavy hitters but still, I have something to brag about … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Weekly Update: NPEC gives out the Bunkum Awards for bogus studies, Duncan gets an “F” on education equity, Edushyter’s Eduttantes and much, much more

The Weekly Update for the news and views you might have missed We definitely had a better time outside than the audience did inside on Tuesday evening at the Rhee … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

One more for the road: Michelle Rhee’s firing of D.C. teachers was “improper”

While preparing for an interview tomorrow on npr regarding Michelle Rhee and a better, more sane approach to education, I’ve been coming across some old articles that I think need … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

That’s what friends are for: Rhee and the DC cheating scandal revisited

I am re-posting this from a Weekly Update that I wrote on August 18, 2012 to remind folks about how Ms. Rhee got off the hook for the cheating scandal … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Michelle Rhee-form protest in Seattle. Join us.

There will be a protest at 6:00 PM on February 19th in front of Town Hall where Michelle Rhee will be talking about her latest fundraising effort, her book. Join … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 8 Comments