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DC City Desk

Our suspicion that Michelle Rhee is out to create rheebots – obedient rather than intelligent, wise and creative students – got a boost with a piece of introductory machismo from the new head of Wilson. Reports the Post of Peter Cahill: ” The former Montgomery County principal and administrator makes no secret of what he regards as his first priority. ‘We have to establish law and order,’ he said in an interview yesterday. ‘The adults have to be in charge.’. . . Cahall had the most withering words for his faculty. Some, he said, ‘come here to retire,’ bringing an arrive-late, leave-early mentality.” CEOs may talk like this, but good principals don’t.

How does beating up on teachers solve our problems? Who would want to work for someone like this?