Monday, December 7, 2009

Hardy MS Parents Confront Rhee

Chancellor Rhee met with predominently African American parents and teachers who had demanded that she explain why their beloved, talented, principal was being "promoted" out to start an arts magnet school in antoher part of town. She may not have anticipated the firestorm she got. The history of Rhee's tenure in DCPS may record this as yet another misstep in the name of shaking things up. See the clip here. Hardy MS is a newly renovated school in the white, upper income Georgetown neighborhood that serves students who predominently live outside the neighborhood. Sunday's Washington Post covered the "firestorm" of a meeting at Hardy MS in an article by Bill Turque.