Drop Michelle Rhee: A Petition to Stop Pushing Petitions by StudentsFirst on Change.org
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Drop Michelle Rhee: A Petition to Stop Pushing Petitions by StudentsFirst on Change.org

    1. Chris DeLorenzo
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      Chris DeLorenzo

      Washington, DC

StudentsFirst is an education reform lobbying organization whose main goal is the elimination of job security for public school teachers. It was founded by Michelle Rhee, the controversial ex-chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools. Unfortunately, Change.org seems to be squarely in StudentFirst's corner, actively encouraging its users to sign the organization's petitions. For instance, a petition in favor of paying teachers based solely on their students' test scores was cleverly titled "Pay Effective Teachers What They Deserve" and classified as "urgent" by Change.org.  

This favoritism is clearly dishonest, as it can easily lead people unfamiliar with StudentsFirst and its radical agenda to support an organization whose goals they may completely disaggree with.  What's good for StudentsFirst is bad for teachers and organized labor, and what's bad for teachers and organized labor is bad for students and all middle-class Americans.

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    • Patrick Wilcox STAUNTON, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      Merit based pay is a nightmare waiting to happen. I am a teacher. People need to know the truth about the consequences of the petitions they're signing.

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    • Vladimir Ivanovic LOS ALTOS, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      I NEVER signed a petition on Change.Org that was sponsored by StudentsFirst. Michelle Rhee is the antithesis of everything I believe a great education leader should be and pushing fraudulent petitions is a perfect example of why Michelle Rhee and StudentsFirst should NOT be supported.

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    • Sharon Brown LA HABRA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Michelle Rhee is a complete fraud. She became prominent only because of higher test scores in Washington DC which later proved to be the result of illegally altered scores in many of the schools. She cares nothing about public education but rather is concerned about her own pocketbook!

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    • Kathleen Jacobson ALPHARETTA, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      To stop signatures being deceptively collected fbe change.org for Michelle Rhee's student's first sham

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    • Phil Cullen BANORA POINT, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Any movement that devalues the role of teachers is despicable. I strongly oppose any movement that ranks their value on false evidence, such as unreliable and invalid testing.. Our children deserve teachers who are honoiured for what they dp. The everyday classroom is the engine room of each of our countries.

      Read about Pasi Sahlberg to see what Finland does. No wonder it is the top of the heap.

      Sadly, we folk down-under tend to follow American movements like fear-based blanket testing, charter schools, muddle schools. Schools where love and learning prevail are disappearing from the globe, as organised by the Rhees of this world.

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