Sunday, February 03, 2008
Mark Simon, a school activist with an eighth-grader in DCPS has some strong words for the work of School Chancellor Michelle Rhee:
Rhee's priorities have been to get rid of central office employees and to close 23 schools. I would have much preferred to see underutilized schools become multi-use community centers that could also house the school system's central offices. But what is Rhee's plan to improve the caliber of teaching and learning?Ms. Rhee has made the point on several occasions that reform at the central office will drive school improvements. I don't understand why this would be true.