With the increasing reliance on standardized tests to determine education policies, Frontline “raises questions” about possible cheating on test scores touted by controversial Michelle Rhee when she headed Washington, DC schools.
Michelle Rhee has been a major force simplifying education policy into a “teaching to the test” box. This week Frontline raises questions about testing practices by school employees while Rhee was chancellor of Washington, DC schools. Test scores at an award winning school plunged after security was tightened after Rhee’s tenure ended.
Given Rhee’s prominent role pushing standardized testing, it is important that her actual record be compared with her rhetoric.