We didn’t say in any way that we want to show people how bad it is. We wanted to show the progress that is being made, but in places where progress is slower to come, be very clear with leaders of that state what they could do to push the agenda forward and create a better environment in which educators, parents and kids can operate.

Michelle Rhee (StudentsFirst) - 12 States Get Failing Grades on Public School Policies From Advocacy Group