Michelle Rhee was quoted as saying that she “100% supports” the DC investigator general’s inquiry into test cheating. Some investigation: an extremely foreshortened look at a scant 8 out of 103 high erasure schools. According to news reports, the OIG scope of work is limited to the 8 schools already investigated by Caveon. Interestingly, Caveon has said that its contract with DCPS to investigate the high erasure schools was severely limited to only 8 schools.
If this isn’t sham investigation enough, here’s another:
A quote from DC Fraternal Order of Police leader Kris Baumann, in this Washington City Paper article, sheds light on why Rhee is so supportive:
“The OIG should be a gravel-eating ogre—everyone should be terrified of him—not a glad-handing half-wit sycophant.”
Great. A sham investigation by a “glad-handing half-wit sycophant.” No wonder Rhee is 100% supportive.
Posted: 1:55PM, June 23, 2011