New Player in D.C. Schools

December 7, 2010  |  

(Wall Street Journal) — The election of a tough-talking new teachers’ union head here could complicate efforts to turn around the capital’s struggling school system, just as the fragile national effort to overhaul public schools faces a change in educational leaders in this and two other big cities.  Officials who took over in the wake of Michelle Rhee’s departure as chancellor of Washington’s school system said Friday they might refine her signature policies, but promised not to backtrack on closing low-performing schools and evaluating teachers based on student test scores.

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