“Bill Maher clearly had done some homework when he sat down with to über-school reformer Michelle Rhee on his HBO show, challenging her ‘no-excuses’ philosophy on teachers by saying that he thinks the problem with public education is ‘poverty and parents.’
“On Friday night’s episode of ‘Real Time With Bill Maher,’ he wasn’t the sledgehammer that he can be on other topics, but he did push back on some of her major talking points: teachers can overcome poverty, teachers don’t need tenure, etc. ..”

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