StudentsFirst CEO Sends Mixed Message on Sexual Misconduct by School Personnel

In her public career as an education policy change agent, Michelle Rhee has spoken at times about the issue of firing school staff who are sex offenders. As DC schools chancellor, she once said, "I got rid of teachers who had hit children, who had had sex with children." The topic came up again when Rhee appeared on Fox and Friends last week to promote her new book. Host Steve Doocey asked Rhee why it was so difficult to fire a Los Angeles teacher accused of sexual misconduct. Did Doocey know Rhee's husband, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, had faced his own past allegations of being a sexual predator when he was CEO of his charter school St. HOPE Academy and earlier when he lived in Phoenix? Johnson has managed to keep the press at bay despite the scandals so maybe not. The fact that  Rhee and Johnson have appeared together onstage calling for more accountability and transparency from school personnel while they dismiss two...(Read Full Post)