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How Michelle Rhee Is Taking Over the Democratic Party

Leading Democrats are adopting key policies proposed by StudentsFirst and other organizations advocating for education reform.

The Atlantic says:

"Across the country, Democratic officials… are shifting the party's consensus away from the union-dictated terms to which it has long been loyal. Instead, they're moving the party toward a full-fledged embrace of the twin pillars of the reform movement: performance-based incentives for teachers, and increased options, including charter schools, for parents.

The inroads made by the education reformers go all the way to the top -- to President Obama, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and the "Race to the Top" initiative that required states to make reforms to get federal education funds -- and they amount to a major shift for the Democratic Party on one of its signature issues."

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