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Michelle Rhee Replaced As Students First President

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct 7 (Reuters) - The education reform group Students First has named as its president a longt...

Putting the Oxygen Back into Improving Education

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.24.2014 | Education
Patricia McGuire

In the time remaining for his administration, Secretary Duncan can still make his place in history by rebalancing the educational reform initiatives in favor of providing more constructive supports for teachers.

A Majority Of States Are Failing When It Comes To Education Reform, Says Report

us news | ALLIE BIDWELL | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. Although the nation as a whole and many states ha...

Time to Stop Waiting for Superman

Jason Stanford | Posted 07.20.2013 | DC
Jason Stanford

There was no DC miracle. Browbeating students and teachers into raising scores on state tests only makes them better at taking state tests, and reforming our schools in hopes of replicating an illusion is a petty crime against humanity.

What Did the Billionaires Know about Cheating in D.C. Schools, and When Did They Know It?

John Thompson | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
John Thompson

Corporate "reformers" have continued to support Rhee's test-driven "reforms" and her attacks on the teaching profession. What will they do now that there is proof that Rhee and her successors turned a blind eye to cheating?

Dave Jamieson

Rhee Group Mum On Concealed Carry In Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

Last Thursday, Michigan legislators passed a bill that would allow certain people to carry concealed firearms in schools and other previously gun-free...

Public Education Is for the Common Good

Asher Huey | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education
Asher Huey

When astroturf groups undermine schools and workers, they are not acting in the best interests of children, parents, teachers or the community.

Will the Real Students Please Stand Up?

Nikhil Goyal | Posted 05.27.2012 | Teen
Nikhil Goyal

In the education reform conversation, we have heard from educators, parents, administrators, and policymakers, but we are missing the most authentic, indispensable voice -- the student.

Waiting on Multiple Super Heroes

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 05.01.2012 | Education
Zachary K. Pearce

I refuse to believe that America is in a state of decline; however, if we do not make real strides towards better educating our students, then that is the reality we face.

Just Cause, or "Just 'Cause"?

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 11.30.2011 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

Eliminating "tenure" may be politically popular, but eroding due process and the 'just cause' standard creates an environment where even good teachers can be fired just 'cause it serves some other interest.

Michelle Rhee's New Allies Raising Eyebrows

Washington City Paper | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

For those who viewed Michelle Rhee as an anti-union bully, the past few months have offered lots of chances to say “toldya so.” Soon after resigni...

Hurricane Rhee Blows Through Town

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

Michelle Rhee speaks her mind bluntly and forcefully, not pausing to worry about whether she might be offending anyone in her audience. That's part of what endears her to people who agree with her on school reform.

Michelle Rhee: Why I'm Launching StudentsFirst.org

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

After my boss, Washington, D.C., mayor Adrian Fenty, lost his primary in September, I was stunned. I had never imagined he wouldn't win the contest, g...

Lucia Graves

Union Leader To Michelle Rhee: 'Work With Us'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Rhee, former District of Columbia schools chancellor, is starting a new advocacy group that will work with parents, students an...