Thursday, June 21, 2012

Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee's Group Asks Teachers Unions To Promote Reform Policies At State Level

Michelle Rhee's Group Asks Teachers Unions To Promote Reform Policies At State Level:


Michelle Rhee's Group Asks Teachers Unions To Promote Reform Policies At State Level

The day after Michelle Rhee's education lobbying group, StudentsFirst, got dumped by progressive petition site Change.org because of intense pressure from teachers' unions, StudentsFirst waved a thorny olive branch of sorts at the nation's two largest such unions.

On Wednesday afternoon, StudentsFirst, along with other education groups such as Democrats for Education Reform, Students for Education Reform and Hispanic CREO, wrote a letter to Dennis Van Roekel and Randi Weingarten, presidents of the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, asking for a "new opportunity to collaborate to improve public education for kids."

The letter, provided to The Huffington Post by StudentsFirst, points to recent education legislation in Connecticutthat ultimately created a teacher evaluation system that grades teachers in part on their students' standardized test scores; a "commissioner's network" that allows the state to take over some failing schools; and increased 


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Astroturf lobbying refers to political organizations or campaigns that appear to be made up of grassroots activists but are actually organized and run by corporate interests seeking to further their own agendas. Such groups are often typified by innocent-sounding names that have been chosen specifically to disguise the group's true backers

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