(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)
Robert Enlow, Greg, Virginia Walden Ford, Lance Izumi, Lisa Snell and I weigh in on the Rhee resignation in School Reform News.
The Cool Kids put on a brave face in the New York Times.
Rotherham wisely notes that if Gray is going to kill reform, he will do it later in a series of pillow-smotherings rather than in some obvious fashion.
WaPo columnist McCartney on the Rhee aftermath.
Finally, the WaPo produced this sobering “Man on the Street” reaction video showing DC residents having far more sympathy with ineffective teachers than the students in the schools.
Rhee’s resignation makes one thing very clear. All of us who want to change the status quo come and go. We can get killed by politics as easily as by a car crash. And that’s precisely why, regardless of income, every parents needs to be able to walk away from the system. Parents and students remain…always. And as they are constant, so should their right to leave a system that teeters on the brink of uncertainty be constant. Rhee’s exit is the a perfect lesson in why choice matters…question is, are the cool kids ready to learn it?
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“having far more sympathy with ineffective teachers than the students in the schools.”
Awww, ain’t that a shame.