In 2009, the cast included Gingrich, Sharpton, and Bloomberg. Now four years later there is a new cast entertaining audiences across the nation with their post-partisan antics and unending corporate pranks that come at the expense of teachers, children, and parents. The new Three Stooges include the hilarious Michelle Rhee, along with the discredited and […]
What makes a really good friend? The listening? The understanding? Always being there for you? Well, if you are a teacher, Michelle Rhee wants to be your friend. To prove it, she’s personally inviting you to her upcoming Teacher Town Halls, where you and Michelle (and two of her other friends) can have “an open […]
At his Taking Note blog, John Merrow laments: “The op-ed below has been rejected by four newspapers, three of them national publications. One editor’s rejection note said that Michelle Rhee was not a national story.” On Twitter, Rachel Levy, though, noted: “That @John_Merrow story that no one will print? I did so 2.5 yrs ago.” Her […]
“According to Whitmire, Rhee and Fenty should have paid heed to the “fears” of African Americans, but not because there were any actual race issues during Rhee’s tenure. Racism in DC is all done now–all that racism and “experimentation” is history and happened 1960s and 1970s. According to Whitmire, black people in DC perceived racism under Rhee, […]
“There is a problem here” (Houston, We have a problem) John Merrow on what his wife’s response to the what is going on in this test driven, punish the teachers education deform. Thank you Shaun and Tim for bringing us some real journalism and journalist John Merrow on Rhee, DC and High Stakes Testing Testinghttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/chalkface/2013/05/23/special-episode-of-at-the-chalk-face-w-john-merrow […]
UPDATED First, our interview with Mr. Merrow. The comprehensive PDF of Merrow’s writing on Rhee, to go along with the interview. Second, our most recent interview with CTU’s Karen Lewis. We keep getting you those stories in education that you don’t hear anywhere else.
We need need need to keep pushing to get an Atlanta-style investigation up in here. Maybe we’ll have some answers for you, this Thursday at 7PM EST.
I hate it when I do this. I hate when I write about Queen Rhee. She get’s more time than any reform charlatan deserves but she opened her mouth (for how much $) at the Center for Leadership Development and Research at Stanford’s graduate business school and then decided to write about her profound insights into […]
From a couple weeks back, but excellent reporting (if Merrow spoke such honesty on PBS, he would be much more credible).
Well, I have to say, it’s pretty amazing. In addition to have a great chat with teachers Ralph Ratto and Brian White, we debuted the new “Michelle Rhee” button. We’ve used a term in the past, that these education “reforms” are “faith-based.” That is, they’re not based on any evidence, per se, just some pure […]
Office Space. Classic.