I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. - Chris Christie, "An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ" October, 2009

Friday, September 23, 2011

St. Michelle's Tarnished Halo

Oh, dear:
The District’s labor-management relations board has upheld an arbitrator’s decision ordering the D.C. Public Schools to rehire 75 new teachers fired in 2008 by then-Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee.
The Public Employee Relations Board, which rules on disputes between city agencies and labor unions, said in a Sept. 15 decision that arbitrator Charles Feigenbaum acted appropriately in February when he ordered the teachers reinstated with back pay, which could total as much as $7.5 million.
Feigenbaum said the dismissals were improper because the teachers, who were in their two-year probationary period, were not told why they were let go. He called it the “glaring and fatal flaw” in Rhee’s action.
You know, I have little doubt that at least some of these teachers should have been let go. So if she really cared about the kids, St. Michelle of Arc would have made sure she did it the right way so these people couldn't get back into a classroom. Why didn't she?

It couldn't it be that a woman who spends $100,000 for a makeover is maybe more interested in her image than in good education practices, could it?
Did you get my good side?


Anonymous said...

WOW - you actually managed to find a picture of Rhee where she is sort-of partially half-smiling, kind of.... Must have been like searching for a needle in a haystack!

Duke said...

Funny you say that, because I always think of her with a condescending smirk on her face. Like George W Bush, another failure - they most incompetent of us are usually the most arrogant.

She was a failed teacher. She was a failed superintendent. That she is taken seriously is an indictment of our media and our politics.