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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:29 AM

Michelle Rhee had nerve to say Newtown schools needed her and her group to become better.

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She is absolutely one of the most tasteless, clueless people I have ever heard about. Makes me wonder how she got so much power over our public schools. I guess she was allowed to do so because no one took a stand against her bullying of teachers and everyone else.

How dare she say such a thing and exploit that tragedy like that. Here is the paragraph that is just unfeeling and rude.

But events like these also strengthen our resolve to do exactly that -- improve schools for children and thereby improve entire communities. The entire StudentsFirst organization -- including the members of our team in Connecticut -- recommit ourselves to that mission today, as we pause to send our thoughts and prayers to those affected in Newtown. Statement by Michelle Rhee on Sandy Hook


proud2BlibKansan posted about it earlier, but it got very little attention. It needs more attention since this Rhee lady has spent most of the last four years ridiculing teachers. No one has told her to stop. In fact Arne Duncan has praised her.

Michelle Rhee's statement on tragedy at Sandy Hook

Notice how she not only fails to mention the teachers, several of whom DIED while protecting their children, and she adds a plug for her organization?


Think I am kidding about the ridicule directed by her and her group, Students First, toward public schools and teachers? Here is the video that group put out to defend their offensive ad during the Olympics. The original ad and the 2nd insulting ad are shown in the link below the video.



Michelle Rhee's group defends offensive ad that targets schools and overweight people.

Cross-posted at Twitter





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Reply Michelle Rhee had nerve to say Newtown schools needed her and her group to become better. (Original post)
madfloridian Dec 2012 OP
madfloridian Dec 2012 #1
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #2
madfloridian Dec 2012 #7
loudsue Dec 2012 #3
madfloridian Dec 2012 #5
loudsue Dec 2012 #8
amandabeech Dec 2012 #4
madfloridian Dec 2012 #6
amandabeech Dec 2012 #23
hedda_foil Dec 2012 #9
madfloridian Dec 2012 #10
Bozita Dec 2012 #11
TreasonousBastard Dec 2012 #12
madfloridian Dec 2012 #13
TreasonousBastard Dec 2012 #14
madfloridian Dec 2012 #18
JI7 Dec 2012 #15
Shivering Jemmy Dec 2012 #16
madfloridian Dec 2012 #19
Thav Dec 2012 #17
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #20
madfloridian Dec 2012 #22
jsr Dec 2012 #21
madfloridian Dec 2012 #24

Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:42 AM

1. Here is the first ad shown during Olympics coverage.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:44 AM

2. Guess these snips best decribe our beloved GOP today!

it would be old, bloated, unprepared and yet believe it was winning in every category.


...believe that ridicule and humiliation work for their purpose.

Yup I sure think that says it all!

Michelle Rhee...you are an asshole beyond compare!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:30 AM

7. That group believes in ridicule and humiliation and uses it.

Just like their leader.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:59 AM

3. Oh man. That so sucks. This is the first I've seen of that,

and didn't watch all of the convention, so I didn't know about any of this.

Good grief. This makes me really mad.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:09 AM

5. The Newtown folks ought to be furious.

It really is pretty bad for her to play her political education games with them at this horrific time.

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Response to madfloridian (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:30 AM

8. I hope none of them ever see or hear of this.

Gawd. Tasteless doesn't even begin to touch this, and that community has been through REAL tragedy, not a political drama party.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:08 AM

4. She may have narcissistic personality disorder.

It's always all about her.

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Response to amandabeech (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:18 AM

6. Good thought.

And she never seems to realize just how pathetic some of her stuff is.

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Response to madfloridian (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:57 PM

23. And she never realizes how harmful some or her stuff is. n/t

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:35 AM

9. Rheepulsive!

The one thing in the descriptions of Sandy Hook Elementary School that stood out most to me is that it sounds like a GREAT school in every conceivable way, with a wonderful curriculum, nurturing environment and exemplary teachers and staff.

But then it's glaringly obvious that Rhee wouldn't know what truly high quality schools look like.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:35 AM

10. It is really. I like that term.

Their community and schools sound good, and not in need of Rhee's advice.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:39 AM

11. First class ego tripper!

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:42 AM

12. On another thread I said Victoria Soto's fate is what made me sob...

Who would expect a beautiful Latina in her twenties to keep such a clear head to hide her kids in the closet and then send the killer down the hall.

I would-- because I've known many Latinas like her and they make the world a better place. I cried because her good sense and courage are now gone. I cried because a wonderful life was snuffed out just as it was beginning to show its voice.

And I am angry that this Rhee person is using the heroism and sacrifice shown by her and others at that school for her own purposes.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:46 AM

13. It was a beautiful thing Soto did. Rhee cheapens things everywhere.

Haven't seen you round in a long time. Just getting back in the groove, watching the list of those who are blocking me growing daily. Up to 8 now, haven't been back that long. Figures.

and

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Response to madfloridian (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:22 AM

14. I'm up to 13, with 18 blocking email...

which is interesting because I almost never use DU mail.

Keep up the good work and you'll beat those numbers-- DU is going through one of its ugly stages, and any minute now you'll be swarmed over something you thought was no big deal.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:19 AM

18. Well....

that's interesting indeed. I just checked and I cautiously started posting middle of Nov, mostly in December.

It really upsets me that this lady has so much power over our public education system. It's not healthy.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:45 AM

15. what a disgusting piece of shit

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:49 AM

16. that's pretty tasteless

If her organization had some kind of mental health or school safety component, maybe it would be (barely) appropriate. But what PR person told her this statement was a good idea?

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Response to Shivering Jemmy (Reply #16)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:34 AM

19. Same PR person that said those ads at the Olympics were a good idea.

She seems to have no sense of the appropriate. Other "reformers" are pretty rude also.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:09 AM

17. Michelle Rhee simply meant that the schools

Needed to cut her a BIG check, cuz she's awesome or something. That's it.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:36 AM

20. She is vile.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:21 PM

22. She really is. It's like they turned her loose on public schools....

and now there is no stopping her.

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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:38 AM

21. She's the Kim Kardashian of education

But I have more respect for Kim Kardashian. And Kim Kardashian is harmless.

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Response to jsr (Reply #21)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:25 PM

24. And there's nothing harmless about Rhee.

She's been turned loose on teachers, and it's harmful.

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