And Rhee Makes Three

Michelle Rhee, controversial superintendent in Washington, DC, announced her resignation Wednesday. Just a few days ago Arne Duncan’s successor in Chicago, Ron Huberman,  announced that he will leave as well based upon Mayor Daley’s surprise decision not to stand for reelection. Also, Mark Roosevelt in Pittsburg announced his departure after five years. Both Roosevelt and…

Gubernatorial Candidates on Education

Newspapers are reporting that — at a forum on public education — Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor, indicated he would abolish teacher tenure, eliminate binding arbitration, overhaul state pensions, and support merit pay. The gubernatorial candidates met in Middletown last night for  a debate sponsored by the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now.  The…