I came across this op-ed piece in the Washington Post in my reading list today, and I was so struck by how mistaken it was. So here’s a point-by-point rebuttal.
That would be the case if any investigators news reporters, the Education Department, D.C.s Office of the State Superintendent or the firm hired to investigate the cheating had found that Rhee or top deputies encouraged cheating. That happened in Atlanta. But to date, that has not been found in the District. More likely, Rhee wasnt aggressive enough in investigating cheating. But think back to the Rhee years. Her biggest controversies arose from being too tough on teachers. Would her detractors have applauded yet another attack on teachers this time for cheating? Not likely. (more…)