The Answer Sheet: Richard Whitmire

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/28/2011

Debating Michelle Rhee

Here's a look at the two central questions posed by "The Bee Keeper," the new book about Michelle Rhee: Why do D.C. schools perform so much worse than many other big city school districts? Was Rhee’s the right approach to improving the schools?

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Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Michelle Rhee, Richard Kahlenberg | Tags:  michelle rhee, richard whitmire, school reform, slate magazine, studentsfirst, teacher assessment, the bee eater

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 03/12/2010

Whitmire: New data on how far boys are falling behind

Richard Whitmire looks at a new report to be released next week that shows that males are not doing as well on state tests as females--more evidence that the Obama administration's approach to school reform must include targeted efforts at males.

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Categories:  Guest Bloggers | Tags:  Richard Whitmire, Why Boys Fail, guest bloggers