Friday, December 07, 2012

Ed Etc.

Michelle Rhee knows how to pick 'em. More like turds of a feather stick together:

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, husband of Michelle Rhee, a bitter foe of teachers' unions and champion of privatization, voucher legislation and for-profit management of charter schools, has been fined $37,500 for failing to report more than $3.5 million in donations he solicited for various non-profits, including his own education initiative, Stand Up.

Mayor Kevin Johnson and his wife, former chancellor of the DC public school system Michelle Rhee. Johnson is facing increased scrutiny over his repeated infractions of financial disclosure rules, especially as they involve education initiatives tide to his wife's work.

Some of the $3.5 million was used for other education initiatives including Teach for America, where Rhee once worked, according to Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post.

The discovery of the disclosure infractions was made after reporting by the Sacramento Bee discovered seemingly unacknowledged donations surrounding Johnson's initiative to build a new sports arena in the city. Further looking found further cause for concern.
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