Or, more like when testmaker McGraw-Hill asked former D.C. School Chancellor Michelle Rhee to investigate the high number of erasures on tests indicating that adults went in and changed kids' wrong answers to the right ones, she didn't do that. Then Rhee went on Oprah and became an education rock star based a possible fraud created by panicked teachers and principals who feared losing their jobs due to low test scores. The Daily Beast went in on her, twice, on their site today.
From USA Today:
"This is like an education Ponzi scam," says Nathan Saunders, head of the Washington Teachers' Union. "If your test scores improve, you make more money. If not, you get fired. That's incredibly dangerous."
If fear just makes you fake it to make it, the kids still don't learn, hence the Rhee Revolution was really the Rhee Resolution. As in, she resolved to do whatever it took to make her policies of massive teacher firing, union busting and corporate education look good, even if those looks were quite possibly based on bold-faced lies.
But you know who lost in the end? The students. Because state and city governments bought this load of obfuscation. Entertainers, Hollywood and filmmakers believed her. Her model is the one schools are measuring themselves by and her model is myth.