Saturday, January 05, 2013

Another "free enterprise" darling

About to be exposed as more than a bit of a fraud?
Student standardized-test scores at an award-winning D.C. school dropped dramatically in 2011 after the principal tightened security out of concern about possible cheating, according to a new “Frontline” television documentary to be broadcast Tuesday. The hour-long program raises questions about whether District officials have adequately investigated persistent suspicions that public school employees may have tampered with tests during the tenure of former Chancellor Michelle Rhee.
Ree has become the darling of the media in educational reform on the basis of those inflated scores and an undying ability to self promote. She's the Rudy Giuliani of education-reform bloviators. And, naturally, her actual achievements are tissue-thin.

1 comment:

pansypoo said...

anything rite positives need to be questioned.