People who can't manage to see how deeply the high-stakes testing, faux accountability insanity has corrupted many people and undermined the very idea of meaningful assessment and feedback in our schools really should read this and related pieces and think deeply about people like Adell Cothorne vs. Michelle Rhee. What happened at Noyes (http://bit.ly/RLcp92) was criminal. What happened to Cothorne for her efforts to blow the whistle was also criminal (as will be shown when she wins her whistleblower's suit).
But that kind of corruption vs. heroism doesn't seem to play in the world of self-proclaimed Education Mafia-busters. Ms. Cothorne's heroism doesn't fit the political mind-set that wants Michelle Rhee to be the ultimate hero(ine) and anyone who shows her feet of clay to be part of the establishment/status quo/Ed.Maf. She's so at the heart of all that that she's working at a cupcake shop. Probably an Ed.Maf front where they launder all the money they get for blowing the whistle on test cheats.