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The DC Reform Fiasco: The Complete History

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Don't miss the truth about 10-year  DC regime of Michelle Rhee & Kaya Henderson, & the ‘test-and-punish’ approach to improving schooling works. The education establishment wants everyone to believe that DC is a success story but it’s a story of widespread failure.  The   harsh truth: Washington’s public schools have either regressed or made minimal progress  and the outcomes for low-income minority students—the great majority of enrollment—are pitifully low. The stakes are high, because other like-minded reformers around the country hold up DCPS as “proof” that a top-down, test-centric approach is the key to improving public education. 'Ultimately, Rhee & Henderson lived and died by test scores, and their approach—more money for winners, dismissal for losers, and intense policing of teachers—is wrongheaded and outdated.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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