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  •  What's the story on Rhee? (2+ / 0-)
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    Where did she come from and how did she get where she is?  Her climb has to be filled with creepy maneuvers on the part of several people - including herself.  

    I remember the first time I saw her interviewed; the record was on the wrong speed.  She has the same affectations as Condi Rice...practiced dimpled smile, good grammar and vocabulary with the end product being phoney irritating blather.

    "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

    by 417els on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 05:44:10 AM PDT

    •  Her only education "experience" seems to be (1+ / 0-)
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      the standard 2 or 3 year classroom stint via TFA then she went for admin like many TFA alums do.

      That's it.

      "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

      by zenbassoon on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 06:00:12 AM PDT

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    •  she founded her own non-profit (5+ / 0-)
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      called The New Teacher Project which was an organization ostensibly dedicated to providing better teachers for the same target groups at TFA.  She was supported in this effort by Wendy Kopp, who later strongly urged Adrian Fenty, then Mayor of Washington DC, to hire her to run the schools.  She at that point had run TNTP for 10 years.   YOu can compare that if you want to the guy Derek Walcott just promoted to #2 in NYC Schools, who is all of 27 years old and has never taught even as a TFAer.

      you can read about TNTP  here>

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 08:07:42 AM PDT

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      •  That seems like a bizarre tie-in, since TNTP looks (0+ / 0-)

        like a TFA knock-off....

        Or maybe Wendy Kopp just thought 'the more the merrier' didn't know what she was backing...??

        To any wingnut: If you pay my taxes I'll give you a job.

        by ban48 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 09:07:16 AM PDT

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      •  One of TNTP's Board Members is Mr. Chris Bierly... (0+ / 0-)

        Partner, Bain & Company, Inc.  I'm wondering if that's THE Bain?

        "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

        by 417els on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 02:15:24 PM PDT

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        •  no, that was the parent (0+ / 0-)

          Romney's spin-off was Bain Capital Management

          "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

          by teacherken on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 02:28:40 PM PDT

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