Monday, October 4, 2010
Obama and public schools have an ambivalent relationship
Obama and public schools have an ambivalent relationship Change did come to the D.C. school as the hard-charging Harvard educated daughter of Korean immigrant parents fired teachers, removed principals, and carved the educational bureaucracy into a streamlined success-oriented educational army of shock troops. When Michelle Rhee fired hundreds of teachers, she told a Fast Company Magazine interviewer that she had fired teachers who had hit students, were chronically absent from the classroom, and had sex with students. Later, Rhee acknowledged that only one fired teacher had sex with a student.