Florida legislators recently fawned over former Washington, D.C., public school chancellor Michelle Rhee as she addressed House and Senate members. Today, PolitiFact Florida offers its most sincere form of admiration:
We put Rhee in front of the Truth-O-Meter.
Rhee appeared in Tallahassee Feb. 8-9 to support Gov. Rick Scott’s proposals to overhaul the K-12 system by ending teacher tenure and linking teacher pay to student test scores.
She also at least tacitly defended Scott’s proposals to cut public education funding by $703 per student as part of his budget for 2011-12 and 2012-13.
“Money does not necessarily correlate with student achievement,” Rhee said. “In this country in the last 30 years, we have more than doubled the amount of money we are spending per child