Tag Archives: Students First

The Well-Financed Effort to Marginalize and Intimidate Opt-Out Parents

Though she resigned as chair late last year, last week’s Tweet from Students First was pure Michelle Rhee: Will the #optout movement realize it’s fighting a losing cause? In its Tweet, Students First links to an opinion piece from one … Continue reading

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Michelle Rhee Slithers Into Florida Voucher Scrap With Another Astroturf Campaign

Michelle Rhee’s corporate-funded tax-exempt 501c4 has  parachuted into Florida and is attempting another Astroturf campaign to support the latest republican voucher scheme. Here’s the email from Rhee’s Florida rep: Dear Friend, Over the next week, the Florida legislature has an … Continue reading

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Key Florida Republican Superintendent Throws Cold Water On VAM

Pasco superintendent of schools is no ordinary superintendent. An elected official, Kurt Browning was Charlie Crist’s Secretary of State and was reappointed to the same position by Rick Scott before resigning to run for Pasco superintendent in 2012. He once … Continue reading

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Michelle Rhee sets up California PAC, hires Sacramento lobbyist

What on Earth is she up to now? Michelle Rhee has taken her first steps onto California’s  political playing field, establishing a committee to make campaign contributions and hiring a lobbyist. The  former Washington, D.C., schools chancellor — who founded … Continue reading

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DNC official to go to Rhee’s Student’s First

From Ben Smith in POLITICO: Democratic National Committee national spokesman Hari Sevugan will move to a top post at the former Washington, D.C., school chief Michelle Rhee’s new advocacy group, Students First, a move aimed at strengthening its hand in the … Continue reading

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