PUBLIC ENEMY NO. 1 OF TEACHERS’ UNIONS MICHELLE RHEE RUMORED PICK AS SECRETARY OF EDUCATION BY TRUMP ADMINISTRATION- ADVOCATE OF VOUCHER SYSTEM AND CHARTER SCHOOLS

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  • The appointment of Rhee – who has been dubbed ‘Public Enemy No. 1′ of the teachers’ unions — would be a bold move by the Trump team, and a signal that his administration is gearing up to take an aggressive stance on education reform
  • Trump has vowed to abolish Common Core in his first 100 days as president and replace it with the School Choice and Education Opportunity Act.

 

FROM DAILY MAIL: Michelle Rhee eyed by Trump team for Education Secretary

The Donald Trump transition team is eyeing former Washington, D.C. public school chancellor Michelle Rhee for Secretary of Education, multiple sources close to the transition tell the Daily Mail.

The appointment of Rhee – who has been dubbed ‘Public Enemy No. 1′ of the teachers’ unions — would be a bold move by the Trump team, and a signal that his administration is gearing up to take an aggressive stance on education reform.

Trump has vowed to abolish Common Core in his first 100 days as president and replace it with the School Choice and Education Opportunity Act. 

The proposal would increase federal funding for school vouchers and charter schools and end federal education standards. It would also seek to increase college affordability.

She came to national prominence in 2007, during her forceful drive to reform D.C. city schools under former Mayor Adrian Fenty. With Fenty’s support, Rhee pushed for stronger teacher accountability standards, including pinning teacher salaries to student achievement and an end to the tenure system.

 

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      Dorothea Flanigan said:
      November 19, 2016 at 3:11 am

      We need to spend education dollars in a more effective way. In other words, pay for what works, and don’t pay for what doesn’t work. Close down failing schools and transport or give the students the choice to go elsewhere.

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