StudentsFirst was hobbled by a high staff turnover rate, embarrassing PR blunders and a lack of focus. But several leading education reformers say Rhee’s biggest weakness was her failure to build coalitions; instead, she alienated activists who should have been her natural allies with tactics they perceived as imperious, inflexible and often illogical. Several said her biggest contribution to the cause was drawing fire away from them as she positioned herself as the face of the national education reform movement.“There was a growing consensus in the education reform community that she didn’t play well in the sandbox,” one reform leader said.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Education Reformers Turned On Michelle Rhee
Mostly because she sucked: