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The bee eater Michelle Rhee takes on the nation's worst school district

by Whitmire, Richard.

Format: Kindle Book 2011 2011
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Summary
"The inside story of a maverick reformer with a take-no-prisoners management style Hailed by Oprah as a "warrior woman for our times," reviled by teachers unions as the enemy, Michelle Rhee, outgoing chancellor of Washington DC public schools, has become the controversial face of school reform. She has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, and is currently featured as a hero in the documentary "Waiting for Superman." This is the story of her journey from good-girl daughter of Korean immigrants to tough-minded political game-changer. When Rhee first arrived in Washington, she found a school district that had been so broken for so long, that everyone had long since given up.? The book provides an inside view of the union battles, the school closings, and contentious community politics that have been the subject of intense public interest and debate? along with a rare look at Rhee's upbringing and life before DC. Rhee has been featured in the documentary "Waiting for Superman" Rhee's story points to a fresh way of addressing school improvement? Addresses fundamental problems in our current education system, and the politics of leadership The book includes an insert with photos from Rhee's personal and professional life, and an "exit" interview that sheds light on what she's learned and where the future might take her."--Provided by publisher.
Contents
An (Asian) American life
The transformation begins
Going national
Welcome to the nation's education superfund site
Closing schools
Randi and Michelle
New hires, new fires
Up from the foundations : the challenge of high school reform
Rhee's critics find a winning storyline
The mayor's race
Lessons learned
What's next?

Additional Information
Subjects Rhee, Michelle
School administrators Washington (D.C.) Biography
Educators Washington (D.C.) Biography
Educational leadership Washington (D.C.)
Public schools Washington (D.C.)
Education Washington (D.C.)
Educational change Washington (D.C.)
School improvement programs Washington (D.C.)
Biography & Autobiography
Nonfiction
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Wiley2011
2011
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781118058039
9781118058053
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