Class Struggle: support for improving schools


Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 02/01/2010

Rhee's bad polls: should she go?

Public officials who try to make big changes to solve crises often risk their popularity. That is why favorability ratings for Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama dropped when they tried to revive devastated economies in the first years of their presidencies. That also explains why D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee, pushing very hard to raise student achievement in her low-performing district, has lost so much public confidence in a new Washington Post survey.

By Jay Mathews  |  07:27 AM ET, 02/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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