Fact-checking the presidential candidates’ claims about DC public schools

In between all those Joe the Plumber references, the DC Public Schools got some play in last night’s presidential debate. One of the few things Obama and McCain agreed on was that DCPS sucks. Here’s the relevant clip… Read More

When Michelle Rhee’s revolution comes, teachers’ unions will be the first against the wall

Michelle Rhee never stops thinking of ways to change Washington’s schools, and she’s rolling out another one today. Rhee promises that her proposal, which creates two tiers of teachers, will “revolutionize education as we know it”. With a… Read More

Watch your back: Michelle Rhee’s firing streak continues

We ran a feature last year on the Oyster School, an English/Spanish bilingual elementary school in Woodley Park that has long been regarded as one of the few bright spots in the District’s struggling public school system. On… Read More