Skip to comments.Educators rebut Rhee’s tough grading
Posted on 01/08/2013 10:01:09 AM PST by COBOL2Java
"Our educators, our kids and our families are forced to operate in a ridiculous bureaucracy," Michelle Rhee, here in 2011, said Monday after StudentsFirst released a report card on education policies. (Associated Press)
Former D.C. public schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee on Monday unveiled her first report card grading education policies in every state.
Its conclusion is that, with a handful of exceptions, they all stink.
Teachers unions and other defenders of American public schools excoriated Ms. Rhee and her advocacy group, StudentsFirst, for the indictment of U.S. schools. The rankings focused on state support and promotion of school choice, teacher evaluations and other controversial criteria.
Student performance on standardized tests was not the dominant factor, as evidenced by the fact that Massachusetts, consistently at or near the top of the heap when measured by pupil test scores, got a D on the StudentsFirst list.
The majority of states, 28 including Maryland and Virginia, got Ds, while 11 were given an F. No state received an A grade. Only two, Louisiana and Florida, got Bs.
Nine states and the District, which Ms. Rhee led from 2007 to 2010, received a C.
Our educators, our kids and our families are forced to operate in a ridiculous bureaucracy, Ms. Rhee told reporters on Monday morning, explaining one reason why states fared so poorly in her review.
No stranger to controversy, Ms. Rhee surely knew her report would not only get attention but also would provoke swift and vicious reaction.
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"Dumb, fat and stupid is no way to go through life, California."
I saw no rebuttal in the article. Some denials and ad hominem attacks against Rhee, but no rebuttals.
I guess for a liberal, an ad hominem attack sufficiently qualifies as a rebuttal.
It’s no wonder that the ed establishment came down hard on Rhee’s rankings - if you look at her methodology, it’s largely focused on evaluation and accountability. Those factors to public school educrats are like holy water to vampires.
There is no such thing in any public educational bureaucracy in this country as a fair evaluation.