I’ve been following this whole RheeFirst controversy without a whole lot of interest – who else would be behind an anonymous anti-Rhee web site? But leave it to AFT to throw kerosene on the fire with this statement:
It’s revealing that StudentsFirst’s spokesperson calls RheeFirst.com an attack site — yet doesn’t challenge any of the facts on the site. That’s because RheeFirst.com aggregates articles raising fair and legitimate questions about Michelle Rhee’s agenda. Much of this information can’t be found on Michelle Rhee’s official website, such as her work with Republican governors to promote vouchers and to dismantle public education, her failure to acknowledge the seriousness of the cheating that occurred on her watch in Washington, D.C., or countless other examples you can find on RheeFirst.com.
You can imagine how shocked I was to discover that AFT is championing blogs that raise fair and legitimate questions about opponents’ agendas with information that can’t be found on official web sites. My own experience has been quite the contrary.