It’s time for a federal investigation of the cheating and erasure scandal in DC Public Schools under Michelle Rhee.
I am calling on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to subpoena every administrator and every teacher in every school in DCPS where there is any question of suspicious rises in scores and of illicit erasures. I don’t have any confidence in the current DC Inspector General’s office to follow through on such a thing.
I have heard now from two sources about actual names of people who were dragooned into helping erase answers and make their school administrations look good, but I wasn’t there, so I can’t testify. Those who were there should be compelled to testify, and, of course, underlings should be offered immunity in order to nail the real ringleaders. Meanwhile, those who were forced to alter answers and otherwise cheat, should be brave enough to come forward and talk to the media (any and all media, including bloggers…).
I am willing to start or join a petition campaign to this effect, unless someone has already beaten me to it.
We need to lay this whole myth of NCLB in its grave with a wooden stake through its heart, and to expose the corruption of the unholy Rhee-Henderson-Bush-Duncan regime once and for all.