TV producer John Merrow discusses the documentary “The Education of Michelle Rhee,” about the former chancellor of Washington, D.C. public schools, who is one of the most admired and reviled school reformers in America.
Reformists of different stripes staked out their territory on the air and online this week. And SchoolBook updated its data to reflect the latest scores, school numbers and survey results. Check out your school page.
StudentsFirstNY, the new political group formed by leaders of the education reform movement like Joel I. Klein and Michelle Rhee, officially announced its arrival on Wednesday morning.
To counter the influence of the teachers’ union, powerful forces like Joel I. Klein, Michelle Rhee, Eva S. Moskowitz, Edward I. Koch and Geoffrey Canada, backed by a number of venture capitalists and hedge fund managers, have formed a group called StudentsFirstNY, a spinoff of the national group that Ms. Rhee, the former Washington schools chancellor, had formed to press for changes in how schools are run, The Times reports today.
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