Michelle Rhee, Chancellor of the D.C. Public Schools and enemy of the tenured educator, makes nice to teachers in today’s Washington Post:
I often speak of our district’s performance data with sadness and outrage. The situation for our city’s children is dire. Yet while I acknowledge the seriousness of the work we face, I want to be clear about something: I do not blame teachers for the low achievement levels.
Her offer to the D.C. union — to create a new compensation plan that offers either standard pay and job security or big money and no tenure — has created quite a stir. Here’s the union’s counter-proposal.