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.
When Michelle Rhee assumed control of Washington, DC’s public schools in June, she told us that she expected her direct, no-nonsense approach to stir things up. And it has. Now, seven months into the job, her plans to close 15% of the schools under her control and fire central office workers at will are drawing fierce criticism from unions, teachers, and parents.
In this episode, we meet some of the teachers, parents and union workers who aren’t too pleased with Michelle Rhee and Mayor Adrian Fenty’s plans to restructure schools and the district.
(Originally aired February 7, 2008)
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