A Seussian fable, about how tests ruin school reform


Look, you really need to go to TeacherSabrina’s blog, Failing Schools, where she first posted this, and take a look at many of her posts.

But I can’t resist putting the video here, because I know a few old-timers would be confused by the link, and some people will think they don’t have the time to make two clicks instead of one.

So, here, in its Seussian glory and demand for Flash Animation, is TeacherSabrina’s story of D.C.’s late Queen of the Schools, Michelle Rhee, and her desire to get D.C.’s kids to score well on an increasing battery of tests  [Got a good joke about assault and battery we can insert here?]:  “Rhee the Reformer:  A Cautionary Tale.”

Tip of the old scrub brush to Accountable Talk.

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One Response to A Seussian fable, about how tests ruin school reform

  1. Shelley says:

    The giant corporations are rubbing their hands in glee at the new media meme that “it’s the teachers’ fault”–so much easier a solution than to admit that poverty and income equality might be major factors in student achievement.

    And as everyone at this site knows, it’s no coincidence that teachers’ unions are also being scapegoated. Such unions are the only source of money for the Democrats that in any way compares to the huge corporate support for the Republicans. If the unions are destroyed, the corporations will have a clear field.

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