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February 20, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Michelle Rhee: Education reforms are common sense

If Michelle Rhee is the Devil incarnate as her critics insinuate, Satan’s time observing the challenges of public schools was well spent. Rhee notes characteristics of poor-performing schools: low expectations – particularly of low-income and minority students – uneven teacher quality – marked by the worse teachers in the poorest schools –  and a bloated bureacracy paralyzed by dueling views on education reforms. Solutions  - big…

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