Rhee’s DC reforms are paying off | Joanne

The very controversial, take-no-prisoners education reformer  Michelle Rhee deserves credit for making big changes in Washington, D.C.  and setting a national example, writes Bellwether’s Sara Mead in U.S. News.

As chancell of District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), Rhee “created IMPACT, a new teacher evaluation system that assessed teacher performance based in part on how much their students learned, and negotiated a new union contract that tied teacher pay to evaluation ratings, allowed teachers who earned multiple low ratings to be dismissed and provided hefty bonuses to those who…

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