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Michelle Rhee

In conversation with Richard Whitmire

Feb 7, 2013 • 7:00 pm ET
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In Radical: Fighting to Put Students First, Rhee recounts her experiences as a teacher and administrator, and issues an urgent call to arms for those who share her concern about the future of American education and the long-term ramifications of its failure.

Rhee chronicles her own awakening to the potential that every child can learn, and shares her rage at realizing that adults with special interests are blocking change to allow them to fulfill that potential. Through personal stories—from students who have transcended their surroundings, to great teachers who have improved the outcomes of their students, to parents who forced the improvement of their children’s schools—this controversial education advocate calls for a movement that will remake American public education—before it is too late.

Rhee, founder and CEO of StudentsFirst, served as chancellor of the DC public schools from 2007 to 2010. She is also the founder of The New Teacher Project and a former Teach for America corps member.

Rhee will be interviewed by Richard Whitmire, author of The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation’s Worst School District.