This program was made by possible by support from the Annenberg, The Eli and Edythe Broad, Bill & Melinda Gates, William and Flora Hewlett and Wallace Foundations.
What happens when a troubled school district hires a new, inexperienced and self-proclaimed rule-bender as superintendent?
Washington’s new superintendent, Michelle Rhee, promises to turn D.C.’s failing school system around. But she faces deep skepticism from a city that has heard promises from 6 superintendents in the last 10 years.
In this episode, we meet Michelle Rhee and see how she’s dealing with some of her challenges: what she calls a “bloated and unresponsive” central office, dilapidated facilities, and test scores that rank below nearly every other urban school district in the country.
Download transcript (pdf)
You can watch the entirety of the Michelle Rhee series here:
NOTE: Information you supply on this page will only be used to send this email. We request your name and email address so that the person you are recommending the page to knows that you wanted them to see it, and that it is not junk mail. All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.