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— Karl Marx

Golden Girl Caught with Hand in Cookie Jar

Mar 5, 2012

Who else has been caught in school cheating scandals? None other than Michelle Rhee.

Rhee, former chancellor of the Washington, D.C. Public Schools until she was kicked out by voters in 2010, had been the poster child for the drastic education “reform” pushed by the Bush and Obama administrations–including school take-overs, teacher firings, and multiple charter schools.

Rhee was supposed to be the proof that the ridiculous Bush-Obama “reform” goals were attainable. Even after D.C. parents got rid of her, the Obama administration has been pushing and praising her. Just recently, Education Secretary Arne Duncan shared a stage with her at an education conference. He opened his remarks by saying, “This is an amazing panel, so I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”

But since last summer, she’s been investigated for inflating student test scores through cheating.

In other words, her success is a lie, and the poster child is a fraud. That’s what Arne Duncan is pushing!