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News from EPI EPI education expert Richard Rothstein critiques Klein-Rhee manifesto

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Joel Klein, chancellor of the New York City public school system, and Michelle Rhee, who resigned October 13 as Washington, D.C. chancellor, recently published a manifesto in the Washington Post claiming that the difficulty of removing incompetent teachers “has left our school districts impotent and, worse, has robbed millions of children of a real future.”  In a new Issue Brief, Economic Policy Institute Research Associate Richard Rothstein pushes back against their arguments, explaining that student success is contingent on a much wider and more complex range of factors.

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