Monday, November 26, 2007

Does the Chancellor's record matter?

Re: Rhee

Jonathan Tilove of the Newhouse News Service wrote a pretty good summary of the controversy around DC Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee. As one interviewed for the story, based on what I've posted on the subject here in ebizbizz, I've got two comments.

Does the Chancellor's record matter?

Perhaps the most important substantive point about Tilove's story is the fact that he could find no record supporting Chancellor Rhee's claim of radically improving student performance in her two-year experience as a Teach for America recuit in Harlem Park, a Baltimore school managed by proto-Edison Education Alternatives, Inc. Rhee agrees that no record can be found. Tilove is right to focus on the claim because it is the basis of the Chancellor's arguments for school success. Education Week

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