Reactions to Michelle Rhee: Will her resume affect her future?
Former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee may be far from Washington now, but a new debate over whether or not she exaggerated past progress as a schoolteacher freshened memories of her departure last October.
The story: On Jan. 31, former D.C. math teacher Guy Brandenburg posted a blog entry contending that a study including test scores from the Baltimore school where Rhee taught from 1992 to 1995 turns back data that show Rhee "lied repeatedly" in an effort to make gains in her class look more impressive than they were.
Rhee, in a response to the Post's Nick Anderson Wednesday evening, said she'd revise the wording if she could:
"If I were to put my resume forward again, would I say 'significant' gains Absolutely."
How will this story affect Rhee's future?
Tweet How have recent events changed your perception of Rhee? How will this affect the role of her successor, interim chancellor Kaya Henderson? Tell us on Twitter using #Rhee. You can also take our polls, read more content or add your own comments here:
- From Post commenter georgia198305: "Teaching to the test is ok if the test is a good one. It is not ok to say the students scored one way when they really scored another way."
- From Post commenter goodnight: "Surprise, surprise, surprise. I wonder how many other schools and ignorant mayors she has duped over the years with her "brand" of education, and what else is a fabrication on her resume. Mmmmmm."
- From commenter ftbindc : "In case you haven't noticed! She's gone...you were successful in driving her out...So this isn't news! Congratulations...you get to rehire your incompetent teachers and return to school system to the rundown, pathetic, national embarassment that they were before she came along and attempted to fix the mess. The DC public schools aren't qualified to train a dog...and apparently that's the way you lemmings like it."
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