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Rhee ignored warnings of widespread cheating in DC

From Education Votes:

The release of a confidential memo showing that Michelle Rhee, StudentsFirst founder and CEO and former Chancellor of DC Public Schools, was made aware of widespread cheating on standardized tests as early as 2009 but made no attempt to discipline the cheaters, is prompting parents and educators to take a second look at public schools’ overreliance on standardized testing. While only a single teacher was let go for cheating, Rhee fired more than 600 teachers for low test scores, sending a strong message that her priority was higher test scores at any cost.
Read John Merrow's detailed coverage of the cheating scandal.

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