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Education ´Change Agent´
Michelle Rhee:
The Left Connection

American Thinker, by M. Catharine Evans and Ann Kane

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Posted By:magnante, 11/19/2012 8:08:34 AM

Who would have thought the ubiquitous education superstar Michelle Rhee would be sitting next to Andy Stern on the board of the Broad Foundation? Yes, that´s right. The Republican governors´ siren and CEO of StudentsFirst works alongside the former SEIU leader, who´s visited the White House more than anyone else in the past four years and who said "workers of the world, unite" back in 2007. (snip) no one (except us) on the conservative side appears to be getting the con game going on with Rhee and Broad and, of course, the Obama regime

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 11/19/2012 8:32:08 AM     (No. 9023323)

Sleep with dogs and wake up with fleas. Can´t decide which Michelle is.....?


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Reply 2 - Posted by: altoona, 11/19/2012 8:44:48 AM     (No. 9023339)

Very important article. I could never figure how someone of her ethnicity could get hired to run the D.C. schools. Urban schools are very much union halls and the school boards and teachers union play on the same team. Rhee would have had to be cleared by the politburo to be considered for the D.C. job.
And a seat on those leftist billionaire foundation boards can help keep up a girl´s standard of living.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dolphin, 11/19/2012 8:52:01 AM     (No. 9023354)

The left has to lie and be sneaky. No one would follow them otherwise. These folks play for keeps.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4Justice, 11/19/2012 8:57:42 AM     (No. 9023363)

When is the right going to realize this is ALL OUT WAR! And that we are losing the war because we are not doing anything to fight back. They have moles in our camp but we have nothing. We are acting like we have to play by the rules while the left is using every dirty-underhanded tactic possible. There won´t be more of us than them much longer unless we get on the ball NOW!!

But no...we are just too busy to worry about it. Let someone else deal with it. We have too many responsibilities...we have work & our daily routines, and then we HAVE to have TV time to watch our ball games, sitcoms & reality shows. The Kardashians are more important than saving our country. Ah, who needs freedom? Besides, it´s just too big for me...wah wah wahh!...

NO, it isn´t! Are we just going to sit on our butts and wait for someone to save us??? It won´t happen. We ALL must TAKE action now!!! We must all become leaders! We MUST organize or all is lost and all those men who fought for our freedom died in vain.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hermoine, 11/19/2012 9:07:28 AM     (No. 9023382)

Amazingly, the article also failed to mention that Rhee is MARRIED to Kevin Johnson, the very liberal Mayor of Sacramento, who I believe was investigated a few years back for misuse (aka, embezzlement) of city funds, but of course, he was cleared.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 11/19/2012 10:07:09 AM     (No. 9023483)

This ties into concerns about our education system that Rush has been talking about recently. Hope he, Mark Levin, et al., see this.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/19/2012 10:07:17 AM     (No. 9023484)

Or Rhee was used as a dupe...We´ll invite her and make it look like she is in agreement...we control the agenda the reporting. Who will believe her when she says she disagreed?

A very common Lib trick. Best way to handle this is to stay miles away from their chrade!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: frenesi1, 11/19/2012 10:48:10 AM     (No. 9023545)

After Waiting for Superman came out, a local talk show host was singing her praises down here in So. Florida. They contacted someone (I don´t remember his name but he was a black man in the DC area) trying to explain that Michelle Rhee was not who she appeared to be and the talk show host refused to give this guy a good hearing. I heard enough to believe the guy so this story doesn´t surprise me at all.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 11/19/2012 10:48:50 AM     (No. 9023546)

Sweat not -- the GOP Establishment and the Washington Conservative Mandarins are fine with it. Besides, they -- just like the Liberal Establishment and the Millionaire Left -- send their kids to private schools, so what´s the problem?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MOSwas71331, 11/19/2012 11:20:53 AM     (No. 9023587)

Don´t write off all the charter schools. I´ve just started tutoring math in a charter school in Colorado Springs. The kids I´ve worked with have all been tossed out of regular public schools for bad behavior, and they´ve improved their behavior and their math performance. Additionally, from my chatting with the principal and the other instructors I´ve worked with, the staff is conservative, many ex-military, and disappointed with 0bama´s reelection.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/education_change_agent_michelle_rhee_the_left_connection_comments.html#disqus_thread#ixzz2CgbQWh9R

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Reply 11 - Posted by: shepsmum, 11/19/2012 11:50:45 AM     (No. 9023655)

To be fair, Michelle Rhee did not sell herself as a conservative. She was always a reformer and made a lot of progressives angry because she wouldn´t follow the union line all the time. She took on the DC establishment (and ultimately lost) and said she would put the students -- not the unions, teachers, establishment, herself -- first. Made a lot of enemies.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/19/2012 12:18:57 PM     (No. 9023716)

The Republican establishment GAVE the education system to the left. Remember when W left Teddy write No Child Left Behind? Good move, nice and bipartisan.
The media and Dems then used it to bash W for five years. I did not know any of this about Rhee. I am really stunned.

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