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“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

D.C. Schools Superintendent Not as Smart as a Fifth Grader

Feb 1, 2010

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, in an interview with Fast Forward magazine, said about the 266 teachers fired last October: "I got rid of teachers who had hit children, who had sex with children...”

She made it sound like many or most of the teachers deserved to get fired. In a later interview, she mentioned nine incidents–not 266!

Michelle Rhee is in charge of making sure D.C. children are educated. So far, the only result we see is Rhee blatantly lying in order to justify firing 266 experienced classroom teachers.