Another One for the “I Told You So” File
Turns out that I was right, at least if you believe today’s Washington Post. Since the pinheads on the DC Council fired here in October 2010, she’s become one of the leading voices in education, appearing on Oprah and Frontline and, of course, penning a book.
Driving her popularity is a simple philosophy: hold the adults (including teachers) accountable. An amazingly simple (and popular) concept – unfortunately, all too often derailed by those who would be held accountable. From the Post article:
Rhee, 43, aims to spread the kind of change she promoted in the District: closing failing schools, evaluating teachers based in part on how well their students perform, firing weak teachers and paying bonuses to successful ones. She also supports private-school vouchers for low-income children and says parents should be able to shut down weak schools through “parent trigger” laws.
It would be great to see Rhee’s type of drive in the Loudoun School system, but, alas, we have Herr Hatrick.
Wonder how well he would do if he were fired?