Chancellor Rhee tells her new Teach for America employees about how she used masking tape on the mouths of 35 children to keep them quiet. She jovially elaborates on how their mouths were bleeding and the children were screaming and crying when the masking tape was yanked off. That’s not the worst part. What’s more repulsive is that the Chancellor of DC Public Schools (DCPS)—Michelle Rhee—and her new Teach for America employees found the story hilarious. Here’s the link to the audio from The Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2010/08/13/VI2010081305444.html .
The irony is that Chancellor Rhee made false child abuse claims against 266 DC teachers in a national publication, when in fact she’s the one with the questionable judgment and past.
She would have never placed masking tape on the mouths of dogs or children from higher income households; she would have placed them in the “naughty corner,” including Fido. If this happened to one of her daughters she would have immediately fired the teacher.
For this reason, DC parents and residents are encouraging all invested parties to express their concerns regarding this debacle. It’s time for the chancellor to be held accountable for her actions.
Please listen to the audio and if you are appalled as we are, please forward the “masking tape abuse” audio, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2010/08/13/VI2010081305444.html , with your complaints to everyone you know and the following contacts:
Meet the Press – Arne Duncan, Michelle Rhee, Robert Bobb and Randi Weingarten joined David Gregory to discuss education reform. Here’s the link to contact Meet the Press: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6872152/
David Gregory, host of Meet the Press - Here’s the link to tweet David Gregory at: http://twitter.com/davidgregory
Oprah Show – Chancellor Rhee appeared on Oprah on September 20, 2010 : http://www.oprah.com/relationships/Waiting-For-Superman_1
Good Morning America in reference to their story on September 16, 2010 on why DC needs Chancellor Rhee: http://abcnews.go.com/Site/page?id=3271346&cat=ABCNews.com%20comments
Vince Gray , DC’s elected Democratic Mayoral candidate: http://www.vincegrayformayor.com/onecity/
DC’s Chairman Vincent Gray’s Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
DC’s Councilmember at Large Phil Mendelson’s Office, email@example.com
DC’s Councilmember at Large Kwane Brown’s Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
DC’s Councilmember at Large Michael Brown’s Office, email@example.com
Joe Madison, firstname.lastname@example.org
Russ Parr, email@example.com
Michael Baisen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Again, here’s the link to Chancellor Rhee explaining how she used masking tape on the mouths of 35 third graders: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/video/2010/08/13/VI2010081305444.html