Florida gets a B- in a nation-wide education policy report released this week (1/7/13) by Michelle Rhee's group StudentsFirst. The organization ranked states based on how closely they follow the group’s platform, looking at policies related not only to tenure and evaluations but also to pensions and the governance of school districts. Nearly ninety percent of them got less than a C. Eleven states got an F. D.C. schools which has started implementing the reforms Rhee instituted got a C. Some suggest the lacks sufficient evidence and says the scores indicate StudentsFirst is building a reputation as a harsh grader. View Florida's report.
The report was released days prior to a PBS documentary on Rhee's tenure as DC schools chancellor hit the airwaves.
Upside Down Agenda: Diane Ravitch responds to the report
Parents' Group Issues Report Card on Rhee and StudentsFirst
School Reform Group Rates Florida No. 2
Michelle Rhee’s right turn: The school-reform advocate touts her "bipartisan" bona fides, but more and more of her allies are conservatives.
Can Michelle Rhee Reshape American Education?: Harvard Political Review
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