Michelle Rhee lobbies across the country for greater test-based accountability and changes in teacher tenure rules, John Merrow blogs in Taking Note. She often appears on television and in newspapers, commenting on a great range of education issues. Easily America’s best-known education activist, she is always introduced as the former Chancellor of the public schools in Washington, DC, the woman who took on a corrupt and failing system and shook it up. The rest of the story is rarely mentioned. The op-ed below has been rejected by four newspapers, three of them national publications. One editor’s rejection note said that...
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