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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:59 PM

Rhee Says Florida And Louisiana, Where Teachers Paid Among Worst, Are Best Education States

Oh Rhee...

Michelle Rhee’s anti-teachers union organization StudentsFirst has just put out a “report card” of education systems state by state. In the ranking, which can be found here, Louisiana and Florida are the two top-rated states.

The placing of these two states at the top of the list is curious. StudentsFirst gave higher ratings to states that emphasized the use of charter schools and teacher evaluations based on high-stakes testing. But her organization ignored actual results. For example, it gave a “D” rating — the second-worst — to Massachusetts, which has some of the highest test scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress exam.

There is one thing that Florida and Louisiana have in common — they are among the worst states for teacher compensation. Florida in 2011 ranked 47th in the country for teacher salaries. Louisiana’s average teacher salary is 42nd in the country.

To put things in perspective, the starting salary of a teacher in Catahoula Parish in Lousiana who has a bachelor’s degree is $31,322. That’s less money than Rhee charges for one speech she gives. It appears that Rhee’s ratings of education systems disregard poor wages for the actual educators.

Read more: http://boldprogressives.org/michelle-rhee-says-florida-and-lousiana-where-teachers-paid-among-worst-are-best-education-states/

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Reply Rhee Says Florida And Louisiana, Where Teachers Paid Among Worst, Are Best Education States (Original post)
Report1212 Jan 2013 OP
MADem Jan 2013 #1
leftyohiolib Jan 2013 #2
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #3
longship Jan 2013 #4
KamaAina Jan 2013 #5
jsr Jan 2013 #15
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #6
Rex Jan 2013 #7
Orangepeel Jan 2013 #8
KamaAina Jan 2013 #9
Report1212 Jan 2013 #10
MichiganVote Jan 2013 #11
Squinch Jan 2013 #12
DirkGently Jan 2013 #13
ananda Jan 2013 #14
DonCoquixote Jan 2013 #16

Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:10 PM

1. Children in those states are quite often VICTIMS of public education.

The states do not support the education process at all...and it shows. They get C+ grades in this breakdown:


http://www.edweek.org/ew/qc/2012/16src.h31.html


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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:04 PM

2. right, now give em guns so they can patrol the school yard

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:07 PM

3. I guess I'll give her credit for getting so far in life

being the two bit hustler that she is. Why so many in power give a flying fuck about her lame ass opinions is beyond me.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:47 PM

4. LA, where privatized schools use science texts written at Bob Jones University.

That claim a literal interpretation of Genesis from the Bible, and that dinosaurs were vegetarians before Eve ate the apple less than 10,000 years ago. Oh! And they lived at the same time as humans. Bob Jones may as well be named Fred Flinstone University. They probably have a Hannah-Barbera building there.

Yabba-Dabba-Do!

Michelle Rhee is a fucking idiot, and would be the end of education if she had her warped, mean-spirited way.

Michelle Rhee is evil incarnate.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:50 PM

5. The Compleat Rhee

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:26 PM

15. Rhee must be of royal blood





Or maybe she's related to the torture master:



All right-wing assholes.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:54 PM

6. K&R

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:54 PM

7. Why does she hate education/educators so much?

Did she do poorly in school? Have that one mean English teacher in 9th grade? Or is it she is a corporate puppet on auto drive?

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:55 PM

8. Hah! Well, if anything will expose her lack of credibility, that should do it.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:56 PM

9. Yet South Dakota, where teacher pay also sucks, gets an F

Can it be that SD actually manages to get results without resorting to big-bucks corporate privatization? (This is a bit of a hot button for me at the moment, since San Jose just approved yet another Rocketship charter over the objections of neighbors who wanted a middle school. Also, the land, adjacent to a light rail station, would have been ideal for badly needed affordable housing.)

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:54 PM

10. Rhee is ideological

She pretends not to be, but she is.

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Response to Report1212 (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:06 PM

11. I think she's a head case who enjoys destruction.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:24 PM

12. The ridiculousness is astonishing, yet there are plenty who will think it's the gospel truth.

And in the meantime, school districts all over the country continue to implement the destructive policies she pioneered without any understanding of the harm they cause.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:12 PM

13. Rhee's reputation as an education reformer is a fiction.


She's a Republican-enabling stooge for the destruction of public education. Apparently the recent Frontline exposed her a bit.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:13 PM

14. Best for whom?

Not teachers and children, that's for sure.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:28 AM

16. As a Florida resident

Anyone who thinks Florida schools are good is stone cold crazy. There is a reason why companies are scared to bring jobs here, because they know they will NOT have an educated workforce, nor have a good public school system for their kids. The state relies on people educated elsewhere to fill a lot of positions, and even the colleges are funded poorly, save for the Football Bordellos of U of F and Florida State.

Of course, Rhee is not talking about people actually being educated, but rather kids who have no job skills, nor soul for art, nor even critical thinking skills. In that case, Florida does a good job.

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