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  •  I thought it might be useful to include a link (8+ / 0-)

    about Michelle Rhee here too. She's one of the primary "education experts" mendaciously cheer-leading for school reform/privatization. And she recently caught some bad press as it turned out that some of the data supporting her position turned out to have been the result of cheating. Surprise!  

    "I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will" - Antonio Gramsci

    by ewmorr on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 06:03:56 AM PDT

    •  And in what other profession (11+ / 0-)

      would anyone consider a person who put in only three years on the job an "expert."  Besides lying or embellishing her achievements, she was (by her own admission) known to have used "duct tape" on a young child to control his behavior.   You do that in any public school and it's national news story.  And there's a good chance the teacher would be fired.  Yet M. Rhee is invited by the press constantly to voice her "expert" opinion.  DUH??   She is no more an expert than a third year resident is "the national expert" for doctors, or a third year law school student is a candidate for a high court.

    •  Here's another Rhee link, (3+ / 0-)
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           not at all surprising, look who she's allies with.

      ¡Viva Baja Libre!

      by Azazello on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 07:23:42 AM PDT

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      •  Say what? (1+ / 0-)
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        “It’s very high risk—people have spent years trying to be clear that we’re sending an anti-teacher message, that’s something we’ve been very careful about,” says Kate Walsh, president of the National Council on Teacher Quality.
        [emphasis added]

        Here's another link dedicated to HRH Michelle

        Light is seen through a small hole.

        by houyhnhnm on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 09:29:10 AM PDT

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    •  even though my kids are grown and out of the (2+ / 0-)
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      system, i shuddered when ads started airing here in northern nevada for her students first organization.

      ...enjoy every sandwich... ~Warren Zevon

      by oblios arrow on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 07:57:43 AM PDT

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    •  "Give me a billion dollars" (1+ / 0-)
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      "I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to spend it on but I assure you I'm the only person in the whole country looking out for your kids."

      It appalls me that she has done this and even more that people sent money, money that could have been used more effectively on a local level.

      She's a lobbyist. And if she thinks she can spend a billion dollars (literally, that is the amount she seeks) in a brand new organization effectively and without waste, fraud, and abuse, then she's a foolish lobbyist.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 09:43:17 AM PDT

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