Get sick, get well
Hang around a ink well
Ring bell, hard to tell
If anything is goin' to sell
-- Bob Dylan

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Rhee helped design Ohio's union-busting bill for T-Party Gov. Kasich

Michelle Rhee, who claims to be operating with close to a billion-dollar war chest from Gates, Broad and other power philanthropists and conservative groups, has played a major role in drafting Ohio's union-busting legislation. 
Between January and April of 2011, [Rhee's] StudentsFirst group employed Robert Klaffky, the president of firm Van Meter, Ashbrook & Associates and a close adviser to Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) to help push various aspects of education policy. In particular, the group, established by Rhee after she left the D.C. school system following then-Mayor Adrian Fenty's defeat, had Klaffky work on SB5, the infamous anti-collective bargaining bill passed into law but already facing the likelihood of referendum.-- Sam Stein, Huffington
In addition to appearing alongside Kasich at a recent event with the US chamber, she has also worked closely with Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fl.), the third leg of a triumvirate of new, sharply anti-union governors. Rhee has also drawn support and adulation from Obama's Education Sec. Arne Duncan.

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