How Michelle Rhee Is Taking Over the Democratic Party
The writer of the article needs to hear from the progressive education community that Rhee and the Obama education agenda are not popular or credible; email Molly Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org
And here is my email to Ball:
As a life-long educator and scholar, I am deeply troubled by the continual poor journalism surrounding the education reform movement headed by people such as Rhee, who is at best incompetent.
The Atlantic article you wrote is no exception to my disappointment. Rhee has support only among bureaucrats, and a long list of people who have either no or very little real-world experience as educators.
The list of misrepresentations in your piece are too long to identify here, but one key example is the characterization of "Waiting for 'Superman'" and "Don't Back Down"—both of which are inexcusably poor films and propaganda pieces for those set on dismantling education in the U.S.
Some evidence for you to consider:
My series on the corporate reform movement, with several pieces addressing Rhee:
The failure of the Obama education agenda:
Universal public education, like freedom of the press, is essential to a vibrant democracy; media coverage of Rhee is a harbinger of the complete failure of journalists' role to protect the public trust.
Rhee is self-serving and neither an educator nor a scholar of education. The American public needs investigative journalism that exposes the lie that is her agenda, not more Rhee propaganda disguised as journalism.