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.
We’ve seen Michelle Rhee race to open schools on time. Now, she’s trying to confront what she calls a “bloated and unresponsive” bureaucracy. Her plans? To set new expectations for principals and teachers and hold them accountable.
In this episode, we watch as Rhee tries to upend old ways of doing business and inevitably draws the ire of some educators and community members. We meet two of her critics: George Parker, President of the DC Teacher’s Union, and Arlene Ackerman, former DC Public Schools Superintendent.
(Originally aired November 19, 2007)
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