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

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

How to Debate Michelle Rhee

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The best way to debate Michelle Rhee is to make the topic her own record of failure: her record as a teacher, as a superintendent, as a proponent of testing, as a "reformer," and as a recruiter.

The reason this woman is allowed to continue to dominate our nation's conversation about education is because she is not challenged like this nearly enough. The plain fact, however, is that her record speaks for itself. Simply expose it, and she is toast.

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Commuting Teacher said...

How long have we been saying what was said at the end of this video? Pair high performing schools with the low performing ones and here we hear that it's working. From the mouth of educators, imagine that.

Norma Ray said...

...and make teachers part of the solution rather than part of the problem. Great video, Duke! Keep 'em coming!

Unknown said...

Wow. It was great watching rhee squirm. Would Biden be hugging queen rhee if our press were doing it's job?

emartllc said...

Teachers' unions have set ALL the terms of their contract for too long. Parents used to be able to attend school board mtgs and school supts had the power to inspect, hire and fire without notice. Those were the good old days. Somehow teachers are accountable to no one. Parents and students each report card term should be able to provide an evaluation of teachers for the school boards and these evaluations should be ACTED on. Why should ANY public servants contract out of accountability?
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