Posts Tagged ‘Michelle Rhee’

The Needle: Farewell to Kurtz Edition

Say It Ain't So, Howie: A Monday without the Washington Post Style section delivering a mild scolding from Howard Kurtz to some media organization for violating his keenly honed sense of ethics is like a day without finding something irritating to read in the morning paper over breakfast. (What, you thought we were going to [...]

Michelle Rhee Bowl To Be Played Tonight: Winless Coolidge Vs. Winless Anacostia!

photo by Darrow Montgomery

Somebody's gotta win.
Remember when Michelle Rhee pronounced the vote against her boss as "devastating for the children of D.C.," the cockiest  utterance from a D.C. public official since Marion Barry's "Get over it!"? (Yeah, Rhee is a public official. I just looked it up.)
Well, it's real tough to view Rhee's leaving, if that's what she's promising us, as much of a loss when [...]

Is Michelle Rhee Using Natalie Randolph to Make It Look Like She Cares About Girls in Sports?

For the justifiably overappreciated print version of Washington City Paper, I wrote this week about how Natalie Randolph, the new Coolidge coach and Parade cover girl, is being used to cover up serious gender inequities within the athletic programs offered by D.C. Public Schools under Michelle Rhee. Pick up a copy, read the column, gaze [...]

The Needle: Uninvited Edition

On Second Thought, Don't RSVP: Eloping is hard enough when you're a public figure. Eloping when you're a public figure and you've already sent out invitations to the wedding that's been described as the social event of the year (albeit in Sacramento)? Downright rude. But DCPS Chancellor Michelle Rhee and her fiancé, Sacramento Mayor Kevin [...]

Dwan Jordon’s Image Takes Blow With New DCPS Test Scores

Sousa Middle School’s revolutionary principal, Dwan Jordon, has garnered substantial attention from the press this summer. A protégé of the Rhee administration’s reform movement, Jordan was featured on the front page of the Post on July 6, and has been the subject of three subsequent articles on the Post’s education blogs, Class Struggle and The [...]

The Needle: Wedding of the Year Edition

You Weren't Invited to Michelle Rhee's Wedding: "Glamorous" invitations have been going out by mail lately to the Sacramento social event of the year—the Labor Day weekend wedding of DCPS Chancellor Michelle Rhee and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. A big suburban real estate developer/Johnson supporter, Angelo K. Tsakopoulos, will host the reception. (Which may prove Rhee's [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Waiving Fees Edition

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¿Dónde está Fenty?

NIMBY grill
Don't cover this!

Good morning sweet readers! The power is back. All hail the demon lords of electricity, who giveth light, the Internet, and a [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Power Outage Edition

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Ward 7 celebrity sighting

GOP wants their seat
I'm coming to kill your SUV

Good morning sweet readers! LL's power went out yesterday afternoon and still hasn't [...]

Celebrity Spotting at Ward 7 Mayoral Forum

Update: Per the Gray campaign, here are the unofficial numbers:
Vincent Gray: 226
Adrian Fenty: 64
Leo Alexander: 6
Sulaimon Brown: 1
Michael Green: 1
Ernest Johnson: 0
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Guess which celebrity Mayor Adrian Fenty brought along for the mayoral forum and straw poll this morning in Ward 7. Ronald Moten? Wrong; nobody controls Ronald Moten (though he was there).
The big star was [...]

The Friday Limerick Review

The panda experiment failed
Now hopes ride on lizards quite scaled
To us they seem slinky
To them is that kinky?
Let's hope they get righteously nailed
With school getting set to resume
It seems that more firings loom
M. Rhee is selective
If deemed "ineffective"
A teacher will soon meet his doom
Don't cross her when talking 'bout sportin'
She's Eleanor "Badass" Holmes Norton
When those [...]

More Teachers Being Fired, Examiner Says

The Examiner's Leah Fabel has today's big scoop:
D.C. Public Schools are days away from informing a “sizable” number of teachers and school staff that they no longer have a job in the system because of “ineffective” performance, according to school officials.
The school officials are short on details and specifics, but said the exact [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Buy Out the Vote Edition

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Harry Thomas v. Student Loan Debt
Go-Go loses one more venue
Who speaks for the trees?

Good morning sweet readers! LL gave birth to his first column today. Thesis statement: [...]

What Do Michelle Rhee and Britney Spears Have in Common?

Update: Pwned! The Reliable Source had the dress and the date news months ago.  LL takes no responsibility for this and places the blame squarely on  KCRA-TV reporter Lynsey Paulo. LL will now and forever leave fashion reporting to the experts.

The damned West Coast media has won lost the morning (even if it is afternoon already) [...]

Loose Lips Daily: The Kids are Four to Five Points Less Alright Edition

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City Paper exclusive on MPD's go-go report.
Wanted: One mayor for mayoral forum
Sweeperscam now even more expensive

Good morning sweet readers! Did anyone manage [...]

Wanted: One Mayor at Mayoral Forum

Loose Lips was treated to the Leo "We've Lost our Moral Compass" Alexander show last night.
Why? Dark horse mayoral candidate Alexander was the first to show at the Public Interest Civic Association's candidate forum, held in the basement of Brown AME church on Capitol Hill. Alexander had the forum all to himself for a while, before [...]

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