Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Zeiger Celebrates Low StudentFirst Ranking

Speaking of insane stories from CA…

Where Failure Is a Virtue

California educator calls 'F' grade a 'badge of honor.'

One reason American public education is so lousy is because so many in the schools establishment refuse to admit there's a problem. Take Richard Zeiger, chief deputy superintendent for California, who says a negative critique of the Golden State's policies is a "badge of honor."

On Monday, the reform group StudentsFirst—founded by former Washington, D.C. schools superintendent Michelle Rhee—released its new grades for state education policies. California was one of 11 to get an "F" grade, ranking 41st among the 50 states.

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