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The Answer Sheet Archive: Michelle Rhee

Rheeform: How she fired teachers (with artistic license)

Here's an artist's rendering, so to speak, of how Michelle Rhee worked when she was chancellor of D.C. schools. A video that will make you laugh and cry.

By Valerie Strauss  | March 6, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Laugh and cry, Michelle Rhee  | Tags:  educational data, effective teachers, firing teachers, michelle rhee, teachers  
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Debating Michelle Rhee

Here's a look at the two central questions posed by "The Bee Keeper," the new book about Michelle Rhee: Why do D.C. schools perform so much worse than many other big city school districts? Was Rhee’s the right approach to improving the schools?

By Valerie Strauss  | February 28, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (103)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Michelle Rhee, Richard Kahlenberg  | Tags:  michelle rhee, richard whitmire, school reform, slate magazine, studentsfirst, teacher assessment, the bee eater  
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Rhee’s new campaign is not about the kids

Former D.C. Chancellor Michelle Rhee likes to say that everything she does is for kids. But the first big campaign of her “Students First” organization, announced today, isn't really about them.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 23, 2011; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee, Teachers  | Tags:  last hired first fired, michelle rhee, save great teachers, students first, teacher tenure, teachers, teachers and protests, wisconsin protests, wisconsin teachers  
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The meaning of Michelle Rhee

Educator Mike Rose writes about how the creation of the public Michelle Rhee is emblematic of the weaknesses of current school reform.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 22, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Michelle Rhee, Mike Rose  | Tags:  d.c. public schools, michelle rhee, mike rose, new teacher project, school reform, standardized tests, students first, teach for america  
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4 concerns about Michelle Rhee

A veteran teacher lists his four chief concerns with Michelle Rhee and her leadership of D.C. schools.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 16, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Larry Ferlazzo, Michelle Rhee  | Tags:  d.c. schools, d.c. test scores, larry ferlazzo, michelle rhee, rhee test scores, student achievement  
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Missing the point on Rhee

Enough oxygen has been sucked out of the air about whether Michelle Rhee really raised student test scores through the roof when she taught briefly at a Baltimore school a few decades ago. The real issue is what she and her supporters say she accomplished but didn’t in D.C. public schools.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 10, 2011; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee, Teachers  | Tags:  d.c. schools, michelle rhee, no child left behind, rhee school reform, school reform, students first, studentsfirst, teach for america, the answer sheet  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Things I’m sick of hearing , Valerie Strauss , January 26, 2011
Why Oscar snubbed ‘Superman’ -- deservedly so, Valerie Strauss , January 25, 2011
Say it isn’t so on IMPACT, Mayor Gray , Valerie Strauss , January 21, 2011
How Teach for America sees itself, Valerie Strauss , January 21, 2011
Rhee moving organization to Sacramento, Valerie Strauss , January 20, 2011
Is Rhee's key D.C. reform being tossed?, Valerie Strauss , January 19, 2011
Education 'Inception' and Michelle Rhee's wrong idea, Valerie Strauss , January 15, 2011
What Rhee wrought , Valerie Strauss , December 15, 2010
 
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