Michelle Rhee issued her report card for American education and now we know what she stands for: privatization of American public education.
States that endorse charter schools, for-profit schools, the parent trigger, school closings, vouchers and online for-profit charters get high marks from Rhee.
States that bust unions, take away teacher tenure, and use standardized tests to evaluate teachers get high marks from Rhee.
States that support public education and resist efforts to privatize their public schools get low marks, especially if they support teacher professionalism.
Her top two states are led by the nation’s most rightwing governors and legislatures: Louisiana and Florida.
Rhee has at last dropped the pretense of bipartisanship and shown that StudentsFirst is a branch of ALEC.