Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The sad legacy under Rhee: a DC community speaks out

The sad legacy under Rhee: a DC community speaks out

The sad legacy under Rhee: a DC community speaks out

This gripping video shows community members tell the tragic story of how Rhee failed to heed the warnings of teachers, parents, police, and community members, and the chaos that followed in their school. The Hart school story underscores the kind of non-collaborative model of education reform that Rhee believes in, despite her rhetoric to the contrary. Yet she continues to spin her tales of illusory successes. In an article today in the Huffington Post, again said:
“I know some of my decisions were unpopular and generated what some might call bad press…….. but making real change requires decisive action. Let’s examine my decision to close 23 schools where enrollment numbers were low, as was academic performance levels. In the end, the kids got to go to better schools that were still in their neighborhoods”.
This video tells an opposite story–one among many such stories that deserve to be heard.

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