At this point you’re probably aware of my dissatisfaction with Jon Stewart and his tepid interview with the “radical” Michelle Rhee. OK I’m moving on–from Jon–not Rhee.
I want to go back to one of the statements that she made in the interview. However, if you have the stomach to do so and follow Ms. Rhee, you know she makes this statement regularly:
The research is very clear. That of all the in school factors that exist, it’s the quality of the teacher in the front of the classroom everyday that has the most impact…
And what about OUT OF SCHOOL FACTORS?
Someone has to say it!
The research is very clear. OUT OF SCHOOL factors that Rhee and other “reformers” like to call “excuses” essentially destroy any in school factors.
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