Education Week reports that Preisdent-elect Donald Trump is slated to meet with Michelle Rhee as his search for an Education Secretary continues.
Andrew Ujifusa writes:
President-elect Donald Trump is slated to meet with former District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee as he continues his search for an education secretary under his administration, the Trump transition team told the press on Friday.
Trump’s search for education secretary appears to be crossing party lines. Rhee, who has identified as a Democrat throughout her career, is a strong supporter of school choice (including vouchers), which appears to be the top K-12 priority for Trump. She also rose to prominence for how she handled teachers and teacher evaluations during her tenure in the District of Columbia, which lasted from 2007 to 2010. In 2010, she left the nation’s capital and founded StudentsFirst, an advocacy group that pushes for choice, reforms to labor policies often unfriendly to teachers’ unions, and data-based school accountability. She stepped down as the leader of StudentsFirst in 2014.
He had met with Eva Moskowitz, CEO of Success Charter Schools in New York City, and she has withdrew her name from consideration.
Both Moskowitz and Rhee are Democrats, and both are supporters of Common Core.
It would sure be great to hear that President-elect Trump is slated to meet with someone who, I don’t know, actually is against Common Core. I don’t see how he will actually follow through on his campaign promises with education.