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THOMPSON: Lifelong Testing Competence

Rhee_timemagazine1128  Aaron Pallas (Skoolboy) cites a memo by Michelle Rhee to principals describing the Saturday Scholars program targeted toward "students on the cusp of proficiency," otherwise known as the "bubble kids."  Rhee warned, "every principal must do what it takes... as we continue to measure the success of Saturday Scholars, your school's attendance rates will be an important part of our analysis."  

"Saturday Scholars," says Rhee, "will give District students confidence and instill lifelong testing competence.” - a completely astounded John Thompson

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So DC Saturday School is test prep? Sad.

Thanks for that great Rhee quote, John. Somehow I missed it.

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