Sunday, April 15, 2012

Okay Michelle Rhee – So you are the CEO of StudentsFirst BUT a lobbyist for GNEPSA?

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Okay Michelle Rhee – So you are the CEO of StudentsFirst BUT a lobbyist for GNEPSA?


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Perhaps in Michelle Rhee’s world our Connecticut laws are “more of what you call guidelines than actual rules.” 
Wait, What? readers now know that despite the plethora of Connecticut laws requiring honest and public disclosure when it comes to lobbying state officials, Michelle Rhee’s StudentsFirst  organization failed to file any of the appropriate Connecticut forms or reports despite spending over $352,000 lobbying in Connecticut during February and March of this year.
The practical impact is that if someone went to the website of the Connecticut Office of Ethics and typed in StudentsFirst they would be under the false impression the Michelle Rhee and StudentsFirst were not spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to prop up Governor Malloy’s “Education Reform” proposals.
Hold on…
Yes, it is true that seven staff members of StudentsFirst were registered to lobby in 

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