Join the the revolt! Public education belongs to the people of America.
Mamie Till Mobley
"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Mutual decision to part ways: there is a new boss in town
There is a new boss in town one former D.C. school Chancellor Michelle Rhee had campaigned against in his mayoral bid to oust Mayor Adrian Fenty. But Vincent C. Gray. D.C. Council chair succeeded. And the decision Rhee made to step down as the Chancellor of the D.C. schools described as a "mutual decision to part ways." Her successor, Kaya Henderson, an African-American involved with Teach for America in her early teaching career noted for playing a lead role in the contract negotiation team that led to a new evaluation system for teachers, pay-for-performance and firing so-called ineffective teachers. She has a good rapport with the DC teacher union president George Parker. Photo of Rhee in 2010 and bottom photo 2007 when first appointed to head the DC school system.
"Let’s be honest: we need a lot more well-off, well-educated white folks with a personal stake in both charter schools and education reform in general if we’re going to take reform to the next level, both politically and operationally.Whitney Tilson, hedge fund manager and major funding angel for the school privatizing Democrats for Education Reform, thinks there’s not enough rich, educated white folks.( Preaprez) click photo to his blog.