Michelle Rhees received a memo the same week whe was put on the cover of Time magazine. Rhees never adressed the memo. Web Link
"District of Columbia Public Schools officials have long maintained that a 2011 test-cheating scandal that generated two government probes was limited to one elementary school. But a newly uncovered confidential memo warns as far back as January 2009 that educator cheating on 2008 standardized tests could have been widespread, with 191 teachers in 70 schools "implicated in possible testing infractions."
The 2009 memo was written by an outside analyst, Fay "Sandy" Sanford, who had been invited by then-chancellor Michelle Rhee to examine students' irregular math and reading score gains. It was sent to Rhee's top deputy for accountability."
Despite these clear warnings of massive cheating, Rhees, with great public fanfare, awarded thousands of taxpayer dollars to the teachers and principals involved in the 'wrong to right' erasure scandals.
Can we stop overhyping this so-called educational hero, now? Please, no more fawning, gushing "Michelle Rhee is an inspiration ...go girl!" statements until she turns over all the hidden and 'lost' documents.
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