Rhees' real history

08/14/2014 4:08 PM

08/15/2014 6:05 PM

Re "Rhee opts out of advocacy group role" (Page A1, Aug. 14): The article on Michelle Rhee reads like a resume written personally by Rhee rather than an objective history of her background, especially her time as head of the D.C. schools.

There is no mention that Rhee figuratively ran out of town in Washington with the hounds of scandal on her heels. She came with an agenda of teacher and union bashing and her reforms consisted of those attacks and promises of better test scores.

It turned out that there was lots of cheating on the tests which experts said could only have been done internally. The scandal crept closer to Rhee's office. Her response to the growing heat from the scandal was to abandon her students, community and the reforms she claimed to be so dedicated to.

Working for her husband is it after the stink she left in Washington, D.C.

-- Timothy Anderson, Sacramento

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